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Do I need a forensic document examiner?

If you have a question as to the authenticity of a legal document, contract, will or autograph, a forensic document examiner may be able to help. Each stroke of handwritten text contains natural variations and many other characteristics that a forensic document examiner has trained and developed special skills to isolate. The analysis of a piece of handwriting by a qualified forensic document examiner will provide evidence indicating a document’s true author.

One of the most common applications for forensic document examination is the analysis of a signatures’ authenticity. The authenticity of a signature can

be ascertained by comparing against known exemplars, determining the timeframe in which a document was signed, as well as any modifications to the original signature.

Under careful analysis, alterations, inconsistencies, forgeries and substitutions can be determined by a qualified forensic document examiner. In addition to the identification of writing tools, ink and paper types, stamps and seals, a forensic document examiner may also discover critical evidence from a document’s invisible impressions.

FDA Examination abides by three core principles when conducting our handwriting examinations:

  1. Each person’s handwriting is unique. Given a sufficient quantity of writing and exemplars, no two authors’ handwriting is identical.
  2. There are a range of natural variations that occur in every person’s handwriting. Given sufficient writing and exemplars, these ranges are identifiable.
  3. An individual’s writing must be commensurate with his or her skill level.

What documents does FDA Examination examine?

While our services are not limited to the list below, what follows are the most common documents and signature types we are asked to analyze, as well as the most popular services we provide. Don’t see what you’re looking for below? Call us or send an email to determine if we can help.

  • Disputed Documents
  • Altered Documents
  • Wills
  • Checks
  • Contracts
  • Loan Agreements
  • Nuptial Agreements
  • Divorce Decrees
  • Deeds
  • Land Records
  • Income Tax Records
  • Medical Records
  • Insurance Claims
  • Autographs
  • Election Petitions
  • Suspicious/Anonymous Letters
  • Handwriting Analysis
  • Signature Analysis
  • Autograph Authentication
  • Counterfeit Detection
  • Forgery Detection
  • Erasures and Obliterated Text Detection
  • Ink Type Comparisons
  • Paper Comparisons
  • Rubber Stamp Detection
  • Forensic Document Dating
  • Document and Signature Authentication
  • Document Authorship
  • Examination of Partially Destroyed or Altered Documents
  • Alternate Light Source Examinations