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
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  • 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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1087 Questions Answered

Q. I filed child support 30 years ago in Chicago Illinois I just located m daughter father in Nashville Tennessee do he
A: It's hard to answer accurately on the limited information given in your question. However, I suspect the answer is YES, BUT a recent amendment to Tennessee law limits an award of "retroactive child support" to 5 years, unless extraordinary circumstances exist. Consult an experienced family law attorney soon for specific advice on your situation.
Q. My husband and I had a child together. My husband signed the birth certificate and now my ex boyfriend had filed
A: DNA tests are now regularly, almost always, used to determine paternity. If you admit the relationship with the boyfriend and there is some chance that he fathered the child, I suspect the Judge will allow the testing. If the boyfriend is the father, you will have to negotiate a parenting time plan with him and one of the parents will owe a child support obligation. consult an experienced family law attorney for specific advice on your situation.
Q. My ex is 40k behind . He lives in Ok, We live in Tn. What can I do to enforce it.
A: Consider filing a petition to have the arrearages reduced to a judgment. The Tennessee judgment can be then "enrolled" as a judgment in Oklahoma. At that point, you should be able to find a collection lawyer in Oklahoma who would take the case on a percentage or contingency basis. there's no way around it, if your ex is in Oklahoma, you are going to need an Oklahoma lawyer to help collect.
Q. My son and his pregnant fiance live together? Will he have to pay child support?
A: At the present time, maybe not, but eventually, YES. Unless they get married and live "happily ever-after," there will most likely be some disagreement between them, thus causing the mother to file for child support. He has no parental rights to the child unless he files a paternity action, so again, unless they get married, perhaps he should consider having his rights and child support obligation formally established now, sooner than later. Things usually get worse they longer they are not dealt with.
Q. Does the buyer pay the taxes or the seller? Buyer has occupied the house for a year and still making payments.
A: There is no set rule of Tennessee law on how a buyer and seller handle payment of property taxes- it is something that can be negotiated. Do you have a written contract of sale with is buyer? If so, read it carefully- it sounds like the buyer may have already breached the contract if he did not pay as was agreed. If there is no written contract, YOU, as the owner of the property risk losing the property if the taxes are not paid. Consult an experienced real estate lawyer in Missouri for specific advice on your situation.
Q. My husbands mother died and his brother is trying to sell all her property without us. My husband is the executor.
A: If your husband is the executor named in the will, he should file to have that will submitted for probate in the county where your mother in law resided at the time of her death. "Probate" is the legal process for having the will formally approved and recognized as the final wishes of the deceased. Consult an experienced probate lawyer in your area for specific advice on your situation- it is not something you want to do without a lawyer.
Q. Is there a way to give up my parental rights without having to involve the other parent?
A: No, Tennessee law requires parents to support their children. The only way to escape that obligation is to have another person assume it - by adopting the child. An adoption will terminate the parental relationship and establish a new parental relationship. The other parent will have to consent to the adoption.
Q. An uncontested divorce takes how long to go into affect after the party has been served. At what date is it legal ? At
A: Unfortunately, from the way your question is worded, it appears you may not understand the legal process. When a person is "served," that usually means the sheriff's deputy has delivered the complaint ( the written request) for divorce to them. They have 30 days to respond, and the response might be a countersuit. A divorce is only "uncontested" when they sign an agreement for a divorce or the 30 day period has expired and no response is filed during that 30 days. In any case , contested or uncontested, the papers are not "legal" ( I assume you mean final) until a Judge has approved and signed a final decree.
Q. I am an employee/owner of an S Corp with 2 equal owners. I am the President and he is Secretary. 1. Can I fire him?
A: This can't be answered in this limited question-answer format. An attorney would need to closely review the corporations' by-laws to determine how to break a "deadlock." Since you are "equal stockholders" it appears that neither of you have the legal authority to oust or exclude the other. based on the limited facts given in your question, my first impression is that you will need a Judge ( a lawsuit) to resolve it.
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