Services and Fees

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Call Kathy Carlson if you are in need of a Court Qualified Handwriting Expert / Document Examiner. Schedule your complimentary initial consultation so I can get a feel for your consultation and recommend what your next step should be. I am dedicated to my clients, and assisting you with your document examination needs is important to me.

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Service Fee
Initial Consultation – 1/2 Hour No Charge
General Retainer Fee $2,400.00
Verbal Opinion (per questioned document or signature) $495.00
Upgrade from Verbal to Written (already paid $495.00)(per letter) $495.00
Each Additional Document $100.00
Laboratory Examination Time (hourly) $300.00
Designation Fee
(Non-refundable, however will be applied to testimony fee if applicable)
$500.00
Attorney Consultation (hourly rate) $300.00
Deposition Time
(Must be paid in advance)
$2,000.00
Court Display Preparation (hourly) $150.00
Court Appearance (per day)
(must be paid in full upon scheduling at least one week in advance. Non-Refundable)
$2,000.00
On-Site Inspection of Document (hourly, plus expenses) $300.00
Photography (plus cost of development) $300.00
Overnight Mail $50.00
Postage/Delivery 2nd Day $30.00
Postage/Delivery Fee Ground $25.00
Postage/Delivery Fee $5.00
Travel: Fee
Driving (hourly, plus $.75 per mile) $150.00
Flying (hourly travel time – portal to portal or ½ Day Rate $1,200.00
Lodging (per night or actual cost) $150.00
Meals (daily) $50.00
Daily Rate (additional days away from office) $2,400.00

Any Rush Fee will be charged an extra 100% for weekends and holidays. Any Rush Fee will be charged an extra 50% for regular work week.
Rush Fees are any case needed within 12-24 hours.
We accept credit cards for your convenience, however, any amount over $395.00 will be charged additional 3.5% for credit card fees.

*We are not attorneys. We do not dispense legal advice. You should obtain legal advice for a suitable attorney.

Kathy Carlson, Forensic Document Examiner

Forensic Document Examiner

P.O. Box 782
Montrose, CO 81402

Phone:
Toll Free: 888-710-EXAM (3926)
Colorado: 970-275-6846
Utah: 801-230-0831

Office and Lab

Office Interior of Western Forensic Document Examiner
The office of Western Forensic Document Examiner

Note: We are not attorneys. We do not dispense legal advice. You should obtain legal advice for a suitable attorney.

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