Seems like the price of gas isn't the only thing that is getting to be outrageously expensive. Governor Crist just signed into law a change for many court filing fees. For example, a step parent adoption in Orange County used to cost you $255.00 to file, starting June 1, 2008, the price is going to be $300.00. These fees were hefty to begin with, but now a simple traffic ticket, or name change can end up costing you hundreds of dollars more than what you anticipated, especially if you choose to get an attorney, especially because most attorneys do not have filing fees incorporated into their retainer fees.
If you would like to learn more about these filing fee changes, see the following: http://www.cbs12.com/news/courts_4708157___article.html/parking_want.html