so now what? we have a list of cleanups, that were 75-95% done, and it's snowing. more snow forcast for next week. these cleanups averaged at about $300 each. we did get deposits on all of them, but now i'm sure the clients will bicker on making the final payment. in other words: cleanup cost is $300. we recieved $150 in advance. cleanup is really almost done, we needed to go back and pick up some residual stuff off the lawn, etc. the balance due is $150. i just KNOW that some clients will say, "but, you didn't finish, i'm not paying this bill." how does one handle this? let them hold the payment till the snow melts, and u pick up the remaining scraps? demand payment, because the fact is, 95% of the job is done, and AN ACT OF GOD kept you from finishing completetly. you will be happy to do the additional 15 minutes of work when weather permnits, but you want your payment now?