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Under Tennessee law, your spouse is entitled to elect against your Will and receive a share of your estate, year's support, exempt property, and homestead. As a general rule, your spouse will elect to receive these benefits when they are better than what they were left in the Will or if they were left out of the will. This is typically referred to as the elective share.