The name of these documents should give away most of the answer, but still it can be confusing to distinguish these two documents and figure out which is the best for your particular situation. It certainly doesn't help that each state calls the "mechanics lien" by a different moniker, and sometimes the names of these documents look pretty similar to the notice of intent document, such as the states that call the lien document a "Notice of Lien Claim" or "Notice of Claim."
What's the difference between these two documents anyway?
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