What happens in these situations? The normal course of action, when a signature is questioned, is that the matter will enter the judicial field by civil means. However in some cases, especially when what is claimed is a monetary import, the issue can be taken to criminal court alleging the crime of falsified documents.
And the final question in front of court is: who has actually signed the contract? In order to determine a signer's identity in cases of contesting contracts, a forensic handwriting expert will analyze the dubious signature and perform a handwriting analysis to discover the signature’s true author.
In this post we want to talk about the work of a forensic handwriting expert and how he/she analyzes a signature, be it handwritten or electronic, to verify a signer's identity in case of litigation.
This post is also available in Spanish.