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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
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  • Car Accidents
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
University of Mississippi
J.D. / Law (1982)
Honors: top third of Class
Activities: Moot Court Board
University of Mississippi
B.A. / Public Administration (1979)
Honors: Cum Laude
Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar # 010778
Maury County Bar Association
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631 Questions Answered

Q. My father died in tenn. He had some money in the bank. My brother got access to the bank account without telling me .
A: Unfortunately, you haven't given enough information to answer this question accurately. If there was a will and it was probated at an estate ( or as a "small estate") then the will may have left it all to him. If there was no will, then the money should have been inherited by all of the deceased's heirs ( his wife, if he was married and his children , if any). However, these funds ( and all of his estate) would be subject to the claims of his creditors for any of his unpaid bills or his funeral expenses. I strongly suggest you consult a local and experienced probate lawyer.
Q. I'm 30 weeks pregnant & on bed rest. Will i still have to pay c.s since im not able to work due to medicial reasons?
A: Yes, the child support obligation is never suspended. However, you may be entitled to pay a reduced amount during this time period where you cannot work. You should file a motion ( written request) in you child support case with proof ( your doctor's instructions) that you cannot work. This is probably something that you should not try to do on your own, consult an experience family law attorney.
Q. I think my boyfriend's adopted father is leaving everything to his girlfriend. Can he still get an inheritance?
A: There is no right to inherit. Any person over the age of 18 has the right to make a will, and if they make a valid will ( properly signed, witnessed, etc) then they can leave their property to anyone they choose, to charity, to a total stranger if they elected to do that. The only exception under Tennessee is a surviving spouse. Depending on how long they have been married, a surviving spouse has certain rights to "elect against the will", to receive "exempt property" and some other rights. In summary, if this man chooses to leave his adopted son out of his will, he is free to do so.
Q. My husband owns several rental properties, but my name is not on any of them.
A: I suspect yes, but I also suspect your husband will say otherwise, so ultimately, the Judge will make this decision. ANY property acquired during the marriage is generally deemed "marital property" ( but there are a few exceptions: personal items, gifts or an inheritance). This would tend to include these rental properties. However, he is likely to say that this business was totally separate and that you did not contribute to the acquisition or upkeep of theses properties since it was his business and he is self employed. The fact that you were kept of o this purchases is an indication that he intended to keep these properties separately. In the end, every divorce case depends on the particular facts present in each case, and regrettably, a truly accurate answer to your question requires much more information than can be supplied in this question-answer format. You should consult an experienced divorce lawyer- many offer an free initial consult.
Q. I recently received our divorce paperwork I'm ready to move on what are my option to terminate the rental agreement.
A: Probably none. If you signed a lease, it is likely you are obligated for the term of the lease. Some leases might allow you to 'buy out" the lease by paying the an early termination penalty/fee. Or, maybe your landlord is an individual who will just feel sorry for you and let you out of the lease. No accurate answer to your question is possible without reviewing the rental agreement. Get a copy and study it, look for early termination procedures.
Q. Who would I need to contact to get a case moved from Florida to Kentucky?
A: If the child is in Florida, and the State of Florida is taking some action to put the child in State custody, you need a lawyer in Florida as soon as possible. I am not licensed to practice law in Florida, so I couldn't say for sure, but I would not expect that you can simply "transfer" the case to another state- you are probably going to have to go to court there. Consult a Florida lawyer immediately.
Q. My mother passed away 17 months ago from complications of Alzhiemers. I was her caregiver and still presently reside in
A: Sorry, but there is no easy answer. You don't have any rights by virtue of having lived there so long ( this was simply by consent of your mother- she could have charges you rent if she wanted to, but apparently she didn't) . Now that she has passed, the terms of the trust will control, and no lawyer can advise without reviewing that document. I assume there was no written contract or agreement between you and your mother that addresses your care or services for her. If so, that contact would also be very important. I strongly suggest you consult an experienced probate/estate administration attorney as soon as you can.
Q. In the state of Tenn if you file for divorce is the spouse entitled to half your disability check In filing for divorce
A: There is no automatic rule or formula for the Judge to follow when making any division of property or any award of alimony in a divorce case. There is a statute ( law) listing a number of factors there Judge must consider and every case is different. I strongly suggest you consult an experienced divorce lawyer, many offer a free initial consultation.
Q. Can I get my son to get help by an emergency conservatorship or how can I. He got out of hospital 2 weeks ago and is
A: There is no such thing as an "emergency" conservatorship. If the person is a danger to themselves or others, there is a process for "judicial hospitalization" where a judge can order the person to be hospitalized for 72 hours for exam and evaluation. Usually, the problem can be cured within this time by getting the person medicated. However, you have to convince a judge there is a real danger. A conservatorship is a much longer process, the person is entitled to a court hearing ( and perhaps an appointed lawyer) and that usually takes more time.
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