This case involves a dispute over an estate. A wealthy couple died suddenly in a boating accident leaving their 4 children to inherit their estate. It was discovered that the will to the estate had been amended to exclude one of their daughters. The couple had an estranged relationship with the daughter in question but allegedly reconciled with her shortly before their death. An expert in forensic handwriting analysis was sought to review the documents involved in executing the amendment to the estate.
Question(s) For Expert Witness
- 1. Could you determine whether or not a signature was written by the alleged individual?
- 2. Have you ever reviewed a similar case? If so, please describe.
Expert Witness Response E-127694
I have reviewed many such cases over my 40+ year career in this field. I have served as the president of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation as well as the Ethics Chair of the Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners. I also taught Forensic Document Examination at UC Riverside.
This forensic handwriting examiner earned her BS and MS in Psychology from California Coast University. Certified by the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation, of which she has also served as president, she has been active in the field of handwriting analysis for approximately 40 years. She previously taught forensic document analysis and handwriting psychology at the University of California at Riverside and the College of the Canyons, respectively. She is an active member of the Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners and ASTM International.