We picked up a new customer this year. He wanted every service we offered and wanted to everything to look great. He signed our service agreement and I was happy to have another premium client. He and his wife are never home. The last time I talked to him was in early May. He said he has only been home once since New Years. I had requested a deposit of $500 before we began the spring cleanup. He never sent it although he said it had been mailed twice. I wasnt too concerned since it was just a deposit and I wouldnt do the spring cleanup without it. He is now behind two months on regular mowing and upkeep. His current bill is around $1700.00. I have left messages and sent emails with no response. Now I start to get worried. So I started investigated the guy. It turns out he owes a lot of people a lot of money. He is being sued by his mortgage company and the house is in foreclosure. He has the house on the market (I had no idea it was for sale) for 1.75 million. The United States of America has a lien on his house for around $300k. I believe this caused his second mortgage company to drop their lien because they know their will be nothing left once the feds, state, county, and primary mortgage company is paid. He is also being sued by his business' landlord for unpaid rent. Land Rover is also suing him in small claims court. I have a signed agreement but what is that worth? I can put a lien on the house, but why? I can take him to small claims and get a judgment but that doesnt mean he has to pay it. Any suggestions on what to do?? Right now, my plan of action is to stop all work at his house (duh) and attempt to make contact with the guy and let him know that I know all his problems and try to arrange payment. If this fails I guess I will take him to small claims court and pray I get paid. This really sucks because I have a contract and everything. But I am so far down the priority list of creditors I have no chance of getting paid even with a lien.