Fees & Services

Forensic Document Examination

  • Forgery Detection: A single item (e.g. one signature on a Will) is $450.00, and includes a written letter of opinion. Additional questioned handwriting for the same case will be included for an additional fee per item.
  • Anonymous letters: The fee will depend on the amount of questioned material (e.g. words or pages), and number of suspects.
  • Deciphering obliterated or illegible handwriting: The fee will depend on the amount of questioned material.

Expert Witness Testimony

  • In person deposition and court appearance fees will depend on the location.
  • Zoom , Skype, or telephone testimony is available.

Trial Consulting

  • Trial Consulting is available for an hourly rate.

Teaching

Brenda Anderson teaches the following class:

  • Forensic Document Examination for Law Enforcement
    Topics include: Conducting a Forgery Investigation, Anonymous Letter Solving, & Deciphering Crime Scene evidence.
  • Class length: 8 Hours.
  • Contact Expert Handwriting Analysis for course fees and 2021 schedule.

Ordering

Please call or email with the following information:

  1. Your name, phone number, and state or country.
  2. The number of questioned documents.
  3. The type of documents (example: questioned Will, anonymous letter, deciphering, etc.)
  4. The number of comparison samples that are available to you.
    (If the original documents are unavailable, good quality copies are acceptable.)
  5. Note: Please do not attach your documents with the initial e-mail inquiry.

Sending and Payment

  • Send the documents via e-mail, FedEx, UPS, or U.S. Mail.
  • Payment methods: PayPal, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Cashier’s Checks, Bank Money Orders, and Postal Money Orders. Personal checks, and Western Union Money Orders are not accepted.
  • The PayPal links are not included on this website. A link for payment will be e-mailed to you.
  • All payments for document examinations are required in advance.
  • After the documents and payment has been received, the average turnaround time is 3-5 business days.

Letter of Opinion

  • The letter of opinion will be e-mailed upon completion, and a signed hard copy will follow in the mail, upon request. All original documents will be returned to you promptly.
  • The letter of Opinion will include a list of the documents submitted, the opinion, enlargements of the questioned and known handwriting samples, Brenda Anderson’s CV, and the ASTM Standard Guidelines.