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I had a will naming my wife as executor and we
ended up divorced. Is the will still binding?
Asked on August 19, 2018 under Estate Planning, Michigan
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 2 years ago | Contributor
If you named her only as "wife," then she is no longer the executor, since she is no longer your wife. But if you identified her by name as executor, she will remain the executor until you amend, revise, or change the will to name a new executor. When you name a person by name and not by their status, a change in their status does not remove them.