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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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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1104 Questions Answered

Q. In TN, can a real estate agent 'cold call' homeowners and ask if they're interested in selling their home?
A: In my opinion, yes. It seems to me that this is no different than the girl scouts going door to door to sell cookies- if the homeowner isn't interested in selling, all they have to do is say no, thanks, and shut the door or hang up the phone.
Q. Divorce case circa 1987, wherein one spouse has writ he is entitled to 40% of sale price for home in Huntsville, AL.
A: Assuming the divorce was granted in Tennessee, in my opinion, it is unlikely you could change the decree at this point. All appeal times are long expired, as well as the time periods for modification under "Rule 60" ( a rule of procedure which addresses correction/changing a court order). . The divorce Court retains jurisdiction to modify certain issues ( alimony and child support) but the case law says a final property division is NOT subject to modification.
Q. My son got a divorce over 4 years ago, she was awarded the house with the stipulation she had the mortgage in her name
A: This can't be answered accurately without a complete review of the final decree of divorce. However, in my experience it would be very rare to include the rights and remedies you describe. If the house was "awarded to her," it is hers. If she was required to refinance within a time period, your son had the right to take her back to court to enforce the decree. If the failure to refinance truly caused bad things for him, she might have been required to pay him, or the Judge could have done something to reimburse him. However, it sounds like the situation has gone on so long, that those remedies may be lost. Consult an experienced divorce lawyer for specific advice asap.
Q. My daughters father hasn’t paid child support in 15 years. She just turned 17 yesterday. Can she go after child suppor?
A: Yes, and she should act as soon as possible.
Q. Someone is pretending to be me , what do I do?
A: Call the local police/detectives office- get the documents together and explain the whole history to them. If the other person has committed identity theft, the police will instruct you on how to prosecute them.
Q. My parents have custody of my sister's kids. Can the judge order the 150,000 in child support from their father to them?
A: Yes, the child support should and can be paid to whoever has custody of the children. However, you will likely need a lawyer to get it done correctly- a petition to modify will need to be filed, court papers served ( delivered) on the mother and a hearing scheduled. I assume the father is paying the support, so he is likely to be the person who should act. consult an experienced family law attorney for specific advice.
Q. My husband has outside kids will I have to pay child support for them if he can't in Tennessee we been separated for yrs
A: You have no duty to support another persons' children- only the biological parents owe child support. I assume this is what you mean when you say the children are "outside"- that is, these are not your biological children.
Q. In which state should a motion for modification of custody be filed?
A: Since the child has resided in Tennessee for the past few years, it seems to me that Tennessee has jurisdiction. However, it also seems likely tome that you would need to "domesticate" the Georgia custody order in Tennessee. there is a process for doing that which allows one state to enforce the orders form another State court. Once it has been domesticated here, it become a Tennessee order as well. and therefore would be subject to being modified by a Tennessee judge.
Q. my son graduates in May but won't be 19 until November can the child support be stopped before he turns 19? He also work
A: Child support ends when the child turn 18 or graduates, whichever is last to occur. it sound like his graduation date is the latter event. His employment is irrelevant.
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