Recently, I blogged about my first experience testifying before the court virtually. Don’t forget to check it out! Everything seemed to “go off without a hitch,” but afterward, I took some time on the drive home to consider the advantages and disadvantages of court via the internet. Here’s a list of a few pros and… Read more »
Preparing to Hire a Handwriting Expert for The First Time
Preparing to Hire a Handwriting Expert for The First Time After vetting your handwriting expert, it’s now time to prepare to bring them on board! Once you’ve established a rapport with your expert and are ready to begin, there are two other necessary steps you should take. The first is a consulting agreement. Every… Read more »
Five Steps to Verifying A Handwritten Will
From time to time, I get a call from the family or friends of a deceased loved one who has found a will stashed away that appears to have been handwritten and signed by the decedent. They checked with their attorney first, who recommended that they give me a call. If there is any question… Read more »
Did Your Client Sign The Document?
When your client does not believe that he signed a document, it is time to dig a little deeper. It may be plain to him that he would not knowingly have signed such an agreement, but when you see the signature, it looks okay to you. So, how do you solve this dilemma? It may… Read more »
Always pay for an expert report
If you are planning on hiring an expert and you are on such a tight budget that you only want a verbal opinion, you should probably ask your boss for some overtime hours. It is always nice to find out what the expert has to offer in the way of support for an opinion. But,… Read more »
I just read on gizmodo.com that researchers at the University College London have developed new software that can “perfectly” replicate anyone’s handwriting. I suppose to a layperson, that sounds “perfectly” feasible. After all, computers can do a lot of things that we never would have dreamed of. But, I question how can a computer algorithm… Read more »
Are you paying too much for your expert?
Does your expert really cost that much? Let’s face it, litigation is a pricey proposition for the average person. The time and money spent to take an injustice to court has become prohibitive for all but the most egregious of personal cases. The principals involved are often trumped by the practicalities of paying the attorney… Read more »
Spotting Fraudulent Education Documents and Degrees
The past few decades has seen a large increase in the number colleges across the United States graduating new students into the workforce. But what if many of the people claiming that they graduating from college are really just using forged documents? Forged degrees have been showing up more often in recent years. So, if… Read more »
Certification is not for the Faint of Heart
I am very proud to announce that I have successfully completed testing by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners required for certification. The letters, “D-ABFDE” that follow my name indicate that I am a Diplomate of ABFDE. By achieving this designation, I have been certified as having the necessary skills and qualifications to perform the… Read more »
Forensics in the Age of Electronics: Can your texts identify you like handwriting does?
When you think of the forensic world, what is the first thing that comes to your mind (after CSI, of course)? Well, chances are you think of the past. After all, forensic specialists gather and examine information about the past. More importantly, perhaps, it is the study of how much someone leaves behind, floating… Read more »