Legal fees are a big concern when members of the public think they will need a lawyer. This is for a good reason, as those fees can add up to, and in excess of, tens of thousands of dollars. It is important to realise that this usually only happens when litigation cannot be avoided. This is typically due to at least one party being difficult or claiming more than they are rightfully entitled to. Whoever is the cause of the problem, both parties are often forced to spend thousands of dollars too much on legal fees.