No pun intended. Here's what happened: I contract with a lady to have a $4000 retaining wall put in. She gives me partial payment in the form of a check up front, and I start working on the wall. About halfway through, my customer kicks the bucket. The unused materials are all at her house. Her son and daughter have assured me that I will be payed my final sum due, upon completion(as stated in the Service Contract). The problem is, that the two of them are not in any way connected with this project. So here are my questions: Should I finish the project? Why? Am I obligated to do so? Why? I want to make sure that I make the decision with least risk, without hurting my business. Please THINK THROUGH your replies before answering. Thank you all.