i recently put in a complaint of theft with the police department. lady owes me $300 . we serviced her property for 5 weeks, and it became clear to me she fully intended to rip me off. i added a ton of charges including a $45 court filing fee for the time it took me to drive down and file the complaint. a $45 certified letter fee. a 3% late fee, to be compounded monthly, and i got my attorney friend to send her a letter, for which i added $150 to her bill. i will also bill her $45 per hour for every hour i spend in court. she calls and says, "i'll pay the initial bill, but not the added fees, this is rediculous. send me a new bill, for $300, and i'll pay it. " i told her to ask the judge, and do not call me again, this is now a legal matter. would you have taken the initial $300, and dropped the additional fees?