How do I proceed

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Traveled to Colorado from Utah to finished a basement in Colorado Springs and the contract was for 22100 and all materials and half hotel paid by homeowner. We finished the project with a lot of upgrades and change orders that never got accounted for and received a check for 4800 with remaining 5 k to be paid by mailed check. He was happy with our work and upon returning to Utah discovered he had stopped payment on the 4800 and refused to send the 5 k totally 9800 and refused to pay two weeks of the hotel deducting another 1200. I don’t know how he reversed the check that had been deposited into my bank. His claim of unfinished work are not true and show in the note he wrote as awesomeness in the check he wrote that he stopped payment on.

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May 12, 2021
The first step is to file a lien. That lien must comply with all requirements as to notice, amount, and the like. You can then follow-up and make a demand for payment and if that fails then you hire an attorney to make a demand and hopefully that will move this along to settlement. Did your contract provide for attorney fees? I hope so. If that fails, your attorney would want to review options related to the stop payment as their are strategies to consider under Colorado law depending on the facts. If this cannot be settled, given the amount, you may be best served by proceeding under a limited representation. Or office and others provide this service. You can schedule a free consultation to discuss your matter further.
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May 12, 2021
I’d like to go ahead and schedule for a conference.
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