Leonard Robert Grefseng

Leonard Robert Grefseng

Experienced diligent general practice lawyer serving southern Middle Tennessee
  • Divorce, Family Law, Business Law...
  • Tennessee, Tennessee
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A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Grefseng attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) on an athletic scholarship (football) graduating, cum laude in 1979. He was named to the "Academic All South Eastern Conference" honor roll in 1978. Upon graduation, he attended law school at the University of Mississippi graduating in the top third of his class in May of 1982. Upon graduation, he served as the law clerk for Judge Roy Noble Lee of the Mississippi Supreme Court. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Tennessee in 1984 and relocated to Columbia, Maury County and has been engaged in the private practice of law since that time. Mr. Grefseng is a member and past President of the Maury County Bar Association, and a member of the Tennessee Bar Association. Mr. Grefseng is married to Melinda Grefseng (formerly Melinda F. Bunch), and they have one child, Samuel. Mr. Grefseng has participated in a number of civic activities including the past President of the Maury County Kiwanis Club, former Elder of Zion of Presbyterian Church (PCA), and former Director and past Chairmen of the Board of Zion Christian Academy.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
Tennessee
Education
University of Mississippi
J.D. (1982) | Law
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Honors: top third of Class
Activities: Moot Court Board
University of Mississippi
B.A. (1979) | Public Administration
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Honors: Cum Laude
Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar # 010778
Member
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Maury County Bar Association
Past President
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931 Questions Answered

Q. I live in tennessee and my landlord is selling the house they want to start showings in 30 days what are my rights?
A: This can't be answered without more information. If you have a written lease that is still in effect, review it carefully. Unless it gives the landlord the right to terminate your occupancy "early," then the landlord has to sell the property subject to this existing lease ( and the new owner may very well want to retain you as a rent -paying tenant). If there is no lease, the new landlord or the existing landlord can terminate by giving you a month's notice or, they can raise the rent by giving you a months notice. If you do not cooperate by allowing them to show the property, ( and if there is no lease) you might not have to, you can count on being evicted. The showings, however, need to be during reasonable hours ( business hours?) and they should give you reasonable advance notice ( 24 hours?).
Q. I'm not a state case but a private. My children are 22 and 18. Child support is still coming out.
A: File a petition ( a written request) with the court clerk as soon as possible! This is will be the court which could be the court that granted you divorce, or if you were never married, to the court that set the child support. Before doing so, you might ask the mother of the children if she would agree to the modification, and if so , you both could sign an agreed order ( thus avoiding any court time). However, since one of the children is 22, it seems very likely you are over paying. Child support in Tennessee terminates when the one of two things happen: either the child turns age 18 OR, the child graduates from High school but its whichever if the two occurs LAST. In other words, if your 18 year is still in high school, you may still have to pay for that child until he/she graduates. The best advice is to consult an experienced family law attorney to advise and assist you.
Q. my father gave my step mother everything in his will stocks bonds property all assets listed me and my sister children
A: No, the property now belongs to the stepmother. What happens to it after her death will depend on what say does with it during the remainder of her life: she might spend it, etc. If she still has it at the time she dies, the ownership will depend on what her will says, and if she doesn't have a will, it will go to her heirs/family/kin.
Q. My mother in law owns her trailer,rents a lot. Can the LL force her to buy gravel and make a walkway around the trailer?
A: Probably yes. Although the written lease ( if there is one) may not demand it, refusing to comply with the landlord's reasonable requests is a sure way to get evicted. The landlord is not required to continue to rent to her, so when the lease expires, the landlord is likely to terminate the leases of those tenants who refuse to do as they ask. In summary, you may be able to refuse ( if the lease does not require it), but in the long run, the3 landlord will have the final say about who they rent to- if your mom doesn't want the gravel walkway, I would tell het to plan on having to move her trailer to some other mobile home park ( and moving it is likely to cost a lot more that a load of gravel).
Q. My fiance pays 610$ a month on 1 child from another relationship. We now have a kid.
A: The "child support calculator" is a computer program that is available online for free- you can download the program and follow the instructions to calculate if the support can be modified. If he has an additional child to support, it is likely he will get a slight reduction, but the law requires at least a change of at least 15% in order to be deem "material" ( significant). If the support does not change by at least 15%, no modification will be allowed.
Q. How do I go by updating a custody/child support order? Neither I nor my kids father lives in the states we got the orde.
A: In Tennessee, every judicial district has a local district attorney, and almost every district attorney has a section of their office devoted to the collection of child support. Consult with the local child support office in your district to determine how to proceed- it's a free service. If your ex is still in the Military, he can be located.
Q. Husband is filing for divorce and wants me to sign ownership of our home over to our adult children. Should I?
A: This question can NOT be answered without a thorough review of all of the facts of your case, and therefore the answer is beyond the scope of what can be discussed in this question-answer format. Consult an experienced divorce lawyer- it will be worth the expense to make sure you are not cheating yourself of what you might be entitled to, or worse, hurting your yourself.
Q. Got subpoena @6am from Gault Financial llc. i've no idea what this is for, process server gave me sheet w/court date
A: A subpoena is a court order requiring you to appear in court. The "issue" date is simply the day the subpoena was sent out by the court clerk. Somewhere on the document it tells you when and where to appear and perhaps what, if anything , you need to bring with you. Keep calling the attorney - he will know why you are being requested to come to court.
Q. Me and my spouse live in different states and I need to know if we both need to be present in front of a notary?
A: Your question is unclear- you don say what is being notarized. Generally, the notary will require you to sign in his/her presence, or in other words, the notary needs to actually see you sign. However, you and your spouse do not have to be present at the same time. Your spouse can appear in front of a different notary at a different time to sign- this may mean changing he paperwork to add other places for more signatures, but the notary should know what to add.
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