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
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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University of Mississippi
J.D. (1982) | Law
Honors: top third of Class
Activities: Moot Court Board
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University of Mississippi
B.A. (1979) | Public Administration
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar  # 010778
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Maury County Bar Association
Past President
- Current
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1209 Questions Answered
Q. Does Tennessee not consider how much you have to pay out to live before taking child support out? Rent, phone bill etc.
A: The short answer is "no"- as the previsous answer indicates, living expenses are considered, and that is part of the computer formula, BUT the support is a priority expense. The computer determines the amount you pay, and it is up to you to figure out how to live on what is left.
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.
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214 West 5th Street
Suite B
Columbia, TN 38401
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