Every legal problem is different, so we cannot tell you how much it will cost you to hire a lawyer. You and your lawyer need to talk about fees the first time you meet.
Lawyers have different ways of calculating their fees. They may charge a fixed fee for doing a specific task, like writing a will. Or, they may set their fees according to the amount of money or value of the property involved in your case.
In other cases, lawyers will keep track of all the time they spend working for you and charge you for it using an hourly rate.
You will also have to pay for things like the cost of photocopies of documents, long distance telephone calls, courier service, getting copies of court documents, filing documents in court and hiring an expert to work on some part of your case. These expenses are called disbursements.
You may also be asked to sign a Retainer Agreement, which is a document that sets out costs and other terms.
Your lawyer should be able to give you an estimate of the fee and how much disbursements are likely to cost. You can ask your lawyer to put this estimate in writing and you can ask your lawyer to get in touch with you if something happens to change the estimate.
See Questions to ask your lawyer when you meet.