We just finished up a project in CA, where we did file a preliminary notice, and tried to update the amount as it did increase and the client was paying weekly until about the last 4-5 weeks of the project. We know their were some issues between the subcontract(our client) and contractor with the client, however we are stilled owed over $100,000. He is communicating with us, and I know he had some of his guys go out to finish up the a few things this week, so the job is almost completed. We just want to know the next steps to ensure we will get paid. Should we start with the notice of intent to lien already?