Good afternoon. If that what the contract provides, then you're pretty much stuck with this payment schedule. This is not typical, but not totally unusual. If you do not get paid, you would absolutely have the right to file a claim against them. Then, once you were awarded a judgment in your favor, if they didn't pay you at that point, you could have the sheriff serve a summons on them for a debtor examination. That forces them to meet you in court and answer questions under oath about their assets. After you obtain that information you have the power to attach bank accounts, and/or have the sheriff seize other property to satisfy the debt.
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