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In arguing a case of breach of contract, you or the other party has to prove the contract and if there is no written contract, the court looks to what is reasonable. So the court would look to the value of the work performed and what the reasonable and customary charges were for that work to determine if he is entitled to more where you say you paid all that was agreed upon and he claims that you owe more.
Your legal options is to first ask him for a copy of your contract. If he does not produce it give him a written letter stating what the terms of the contract were and that you paid them what was due and they need to finish the job. If that does not work, then you have the right to sue in small claims court to get a refund for work not done or cost of what you have to pay someone else to complete the work they did not complete.