There's an old joke floating around, you probably heard it.....Why are divorce lawyers so expensive? Because they are worth it. Truth of the matter is that attorney fees are high because a lot more goes into what goes on behind the scenes than meets the eye. You've got assistants, paralegals, filing, discovery, time, litigation, mediation it's endless. But like anything Shon touches, the desire is to find the best outcome for her client so the payment is essential. Shon's got the word, take a listen.
Now, that's not to say you go into a lawyers office with a blank check and give them free reign over what you are paying for. Questions should be asked and expectations should be met. There should be a written agreement between you and your attorney defining what costs are, how much the retainer is and what happens if that retainer runs out. The expertise is worth it but this is really about buyer awareness.