I started working with a freelancer on 8/2 and we worked until 8/11; however, I have not heard from him since. In the meantime, I realize that I want someone with more of a solid finance background to make the numbers of my business plan speak better to investors. I decided that I would like to end the contract and pay someome more with a more solid background and also who is more invested in the project. He did do some work on this project; so, Is it fair to pay half?
In that case, you can end the contract and process the payment you think is equivalent to the work your freelancer delivered. If Escrow is funded, a partial payment will be issued, prompting the freelancer to approve the refund of the remaining funds.