Beth Chrisman


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Helping People Worldwide


What Beth's Clients are Saying:

Our law firm found Ms. Chrisman's services to be efficient, professional, reliable, cost-effective, and extremely helpful in our court documentation.  There is no question that when we need an expert in forensic documentation examination again that we will choose to use Beth Chrisman.







Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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1. What kind of forgery / document cases do you handle?

Handwritten items and/or altered documents, this includes but is not limited to last will and testaments, contracts, divorce papers, prenuptial agreements, titles, immigration papers, loan documents, and anonymous letters/writing. Almost anything to do with paper, pen and ink and the identity of a person writing on it, or altering it via typewriter, Photoshop, or some kind of photocopy machine. I would say that I have handled just about any kind of forensic document examination case; even cases involving graffiti.

The one thing I probably don’t cover is if you have, for example, a historical document of Abraham Lincoln; you need to have the paper and ink tested and dated. I will actually outsource some of the high-level ink testing to an associate of mine, but most cases don’t require ink testing. Other than ink or destructive testing, everything is done in-house, and I can turn your opinion around in about four to five working days, even faster if necessary. 

2.  How do I get my case started? 

To get your case started you need to get your documents to my office and make payment for services required.  Please visit the intruction page to learn the easiest way to accomplish getting your documents to me and making your payment so I can start your case as soon as possible.

3.  Do I have to have originals? Can you examine photocopies?

Yes.  I can work with photocopies. I like to have originals and it greatly increases the level of certainty in an official opinion there are many cases where originals do not exist and the opinion must be rendered using the copies.  If you have concerns about this please call my office.

4.  How much will my case cost? 

My fees are always consistent with no hidden costs. You can visit my Services and Fees page for a complete listing. You may also call my office to discuss your case and receive a price quote.

If you have 1 document that is allegedly forged and want a verbal opinion the cost is $300. To turn that verbal opinion into a written opinon letter it will be an additional $150, for a total of $450. If you have more than 1 document you believe to be forged please phone my office for assistance.

5.  How long will it take to get my official opinion?

Normally, it takes 3-5 business days from the receipt of the documents and payment.

6.  How do I get my documents to your laboratory for inspection?

You can bring your documents to my office, email, or snail mail your documents to me. Please visit my Instructions page for more details on your options.



*We are not attorneys. We do not dispense legal advice, you should seek legal advice from a suitable attorney.


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