Q: What kind of lawyer do I need to hire?
I was served a lis pendens for something my contractor told me I didn't need to pay for. The manufacturer of the solar panels served me for non-payment, but I was advised by my contractor not to worry. I want to hire someone to protect myself and my house
A: Dear Client with recorded Lis Pendens: To answer the question "what kind of lawyer" that you need, the answer is: a construction litigation lawyer. I am concerned on your behalf when you mention that the Solar Panel supplier "served me for non-payment" - this connotes that you were served a LAWSUIT, correct ? Therefore, if you took the "advice" of your Contractor and didn't respond to the litigation timely, you may be facing a Default Judgment. I would urge you to get an understanding of the status of that lawsuit and try and put a stop to any sort of default against you. Lastly, it seems that your Contractor needs to also be contacted to see what, if anything, they are doing to defend you from the Mechanic's Lien pursuit by the Solar Company. SUMMARY: my advice is that you please seek legal counsel right away. JAMES GREER
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