Thomas Paine Associates

Licensed Private Investigators

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What WE Do

We Are A Locally Based Firm Serving a Diverse Clientele

We are here to help.

Our client-focused and value-oriented approach is designed to deliver the best return on investment in the industry. We have assisted our clients in a variety of unique ways and we look forward to working with you.

marital Infidelity & Divorce

Getting the facts, video, and photographs that you need to know the truth once and for all.


Whether you need photographs or video of a spouse, a Worker’s Compensation Claim, a Medical Malpractice case or any other unique situation, we have you covered.

finding people

Are your looking for a lost friend or relative? Need skip traces or help with child support matters? We’re here to help you with that and more.

Child custody investigations

Do you need to prove that a spouse is not performing up to their agreed upon standards while with the children?  We will find out for you discreetly.

estate management

We can help with background checks on contractors and staff, surveillance cameras, motion detectors as well as on-site risk assessments and vacation monitoring of your home.

legal support services

Looking for background and integrity research, investigative due diligence or skip trace services? We offer those services and more. Call today to see how we can help.

school district residency investigations

We can determine whether a student has the right to be attending a public school based upon the true residence.

GPS Device Leasing

Avoid the hassles of buying a device and getting involved with a data contract. We lease GPS tracking devices for 5 – 25 days based on the individual needs of our clients..

How Do You Know If You Need a Private Investigator?

Are you involved in a child custody case, having infidelity suspicions, think you might want a background check on the new guy from the online dating service or maybe you need a pre-marital checkup? Are you going through a divorce and you need to know that you have ALL the latest financial information? These are just a few of the reasons that you may need the expert investigation services of Thomas Paine Associates.

Marital & Custodial

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Assisting clients in obtaining leverage in negotiations pertaining to marital and custodial disputes.


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Leveraging advanced equipment and technology to get the photographic and video evidence that you require.

GPS Device Leasing

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Avoid the hassle of buying a GPS device and setting up a service plan with a data provider. We will deliver the device to you or you can pick one up at our offices.

Legal Support Services

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* Investigative Due Diligence
* Background and Integrity Research
* Skip Trace/Locate Services
* Investigative Process Service

Available 'round the Clock

We understand the time-sensitive nature when you realize that you need the services of a private investigation firm.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Your satisfaction is our primary concern. At Thomas Paine, we will work with you to ensure that your investigative needs are met.

Free Consultations

Not sure if you need the help of a Private Investigation Firm? Call us for a confidential consultation. We’ll get you on the right track.

Client Testimonials

“I would highly recommend Thomas Paine Associates Inc. Mr. Joseph Harrison handled a sensitive matter with kindness and professionalism. He is quite thorough and efficient, often going above and beyond. He got the job done in an expeditious manner. I am most appreciative for his efforts.” LJ

Former Client

“Difficult situation made easier by Paine’s professional approach and willingness to help, even on short notice. Worth every penny..”

Former Client

Surveillance, Divorce, Legal Services. You Name It, We Can help.

Serving Your Local Area

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Thomas Paine Associates is licensed by the New York State Department of State, Division of Corporations