we are 5 months behing on our mortgage and I received a letter stating the foreclosure process has begun. it was dated 1/26/10 on 2/1/10 I called and asked for the full amount so we can pay off our balance in full since we are getting our tax return & will be able to be current on our mortgage. sale date is 3/2/10. received the bill but I was wondering if the $989.16 in attorneys fees are justified for a weeks worth of work. what is the average or is there a percentage that is charged. can I ask the lawyer for maybe a 20% reduction in fee? my mortgage payment due to be current is a total of $3765.96 that would be about 25% MORE!. i just want to know if this is standard practice, or if they increased the fee because I agreed to pay in order to be current. is this how they help homeowners?before I get some angry emails, I'd like to state that If this IS a fair price and IS what's usually charged, then that's fine. but I would guess that like any business, if the bank has a lot of forclosures, they'd offer their client (mortgage co.) a wholesale price. This mortgage co. says they will do whatever they can to help homeowners, but IF they're letting attorneys get away with fees that are market price when they could have extended the origional fee to the homeowner, then that's not morally correct in my opinion. thanks to you all for your advice!