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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Summary

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
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Tennessee
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Education
University of Mississippi
J.D. (1982) | Law
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Honors: top third of Class
Activities: Moot Court Board
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University of Mississippi
B.A. (1979) | Public Administration
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Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar # 010778
Member
Current
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Maury County Bar Association
Past President
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
1208 Questions Answered

Q. Is a parent considered "current on child support" if there are arrears?
A: No, his is not current. If he was current the arrears would be "zero."
Q. If my ex and my son still live with me after the divorce is final. When do I have to start paying child support?
A: The "parenting plan " form which is part of your divorce papers has a section on child support. The form has a section where the parties choose the date- In summary, you've got to review the divorce papers and see what they say. If the section was not filled out, generally court order become effective on the date the ordier is signed by the Judge and filed with the court clerk.
Q. My aunt passed in Tennessee My mother is the only sibling. How can she obtain her house and sell it. It’s paid for and
A: Consult an experienced real estate lawyer with the proposal that the attorney fees can be paid from the sale proceeds. If the house has any real value, an experienced lawyer will know that he will eventually get paid in full and thus he/she won't require payment in advance. If your aunt passed with no spouse and no children and no will, your mom may indeed be the only heir and entitled to ownership of the house. This is not something that should be attempted without a lawyer- talk to more than one.
Q. neighbor capped culvert put in 4" drainage pipe floods my property what can i do ? i live in overton county tn.
A: Your neighbor has created what the law calls a "nuisance"- you have the right to sue to have it removed. It sounds like the situation can be corrected, so the nuisance is "temporary." Consult an experienced real estate lawyer.
Q. My (step) dad bought me a house from my early inheritance. His name and my name are the Only names on all paperwork.
A: the tax records are irrelevant- you must look at the DEED. That is the document that determines ownership. If half passed to your mother upon your fathers death, then you can still force a sale of the property through a "partition lawsuit." Consult an experienced real estate lawyer to assist you.
Q. how to get a copy of a court order
A: You must go to the office of the court clerk- there will be a charge of the copy and an extra charge if you want the copy to be "certified" ( verified as accurate). You will need the exact names of the people/entities involve in the case or the case number to assist the clerk in finding the case among probably thousands of other cases.
Q. My mother passed away in Tenn and she was not married and I'm the only child and no will. Bank account money.
A: There is a "small estate" procedure which you may qualify for- depending on the amount of money in the Bank account. No personal property? No vehicle? There is also a statute which allows banks to release up to $15,000 after 30 days of the date of death to the next of kin. You will need the death certificate. If the bank can't or won't assist you, consult an experienced probate lawyer.
Q. My tenant has roomates that are not on the lease helping her pay rent. She wants them out. Can she kick them out legally
A: yes
Q. My granddaughter will turn twelve in 2020 and is living with her mother who slaps her in the mouth when angry.
A: It is certainly possible, but VERY difficult to say probable. It is very difficult for a non-parent to prevail over a parent in a custody case. Tennessee courts follow a principle called the "superior rights" doctrine, which as the name implies, states that the parents' right to raise their children as they see fit is superior to third parties. To prevail, you will have to prove convincingly in court the abuse and neglect, most importantly, the child will have to testify. Much more information about the child's circumstances is needed- consult an experienced local family law attorney, do NOT try to represent yourself in this situation.
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214 West 5th Street
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Columbia, TN 38401
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