Thank you for that clarification.
1. Before firing a contractor it is standard practice to state that intention so it can be shown to the court that the party tried an out of court settlement.
2. If there are any pending proceedings (medical) that would be unduly delayed and a reasonable physician would not terminate the relationship due to the urgency of the medical situation that can be grounds for malpractie.
3. Many lawyers unfortunately take frivolous lawsuits; medical malpractice goes up substantially when a claim is settled/litigated and 90% of cases settle just to avoid legal fees
4. I'm not clear on this. concern that the contractor will file a lawsuit ?
5. I agree with # ***** - the proposed letter above requesting a statement as to when the job will be resumed and also a proposal re: scheduling dates and possible penalties for undue dela
For cases such as these it is generally best to hire a construction law attorney with litigation experience.
6. unfortunately the spouse cannot legally speak for the contractor; she may have influence, but anything she says (ie promises) won't have a legal effect.
I think I addressed them all!