My richest client has been playing games with paying me from day 1. they paid the first invoice within a few weeks. now they have been pushing the rest back endlessly. I have mowed their 3 acre lawn 3 times( takes about 2 hours with a mow trim and blow i charge her 100), did a huge topsoil grade and seed job, did a huge bed edging job, did a full pre emergent/fert, and a few other random taskes like trimming over 100 boxwoods, and pruning small trees. First it was. "we will pay at the end of the month" I agreed then the end of the month comes, no money no phone call.. 2 days later "we will have a check for you friday"(may 2) I come for the check and now the wife says the husband is disputing the costs even though she gave me the go ahead for all of the work I did.(not in writing ) so took 450 off of the 2450.oo dollar bill because I need this money and I cannot afford any more delays. After I took off a large portion of money, she then said she will have my check the following Friday (11 days past the day she said she would initially pay). I go to her house in the pouring rain and find a check in the mailbox for 987.00. Is this a game? Is she just really bad with numbers? There is so much work to be done with this property but it costs me money to work there. Has anyone else had this type of situation? What would you suggest doing? I really need the balance of what she owes because after I pay for materials and labor, im still a few bucks in the hole on this job. Its true what they say.. the richest people are the hardest to get to pay up.