At your death, Georgia law requires that the settlement of your account be made in accordance with the beneficiary information on file with TRS. If you do not have beneficiary information on file, settlement will be made with your surviving spouse. In the absence of a spouse, settlement will be made with your estate. Wills, divorce decrees, remarriages, etc., do not determine the settlement of your TRS account at your death. Therefore, should a change in your life necessitate a change of beneficiary(ies), it is very important that you update your account accordingly.