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Sorry but I lost the connection a few minutes ago. I need to know if the last name of the executor changes before the will of the person passes does the will have to be updated ? The state I'm in is Tennessee

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It may be helpful to avoid confusion, if that is a possibility, but if the executor is identified by a relationship, such as "My daughter, ***** *****" and she gets married and becomes "***** *****", it is pretty easy to prove to the court that they are one and the same.

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