There are several methods to avoid the probate process. Some of these methods include making beneficiary designations on accounts such as payable-on-death (POD) accounts, creating a joint ownership with right to survival, and placing property in a revocable living trust.
Keep in mind that these methods are not intended to be an adequate substitute for a will since succession among the intended beneficiaries is difficult. At the Law Offices of Stephen J. Hoffmann we recommend to consult an attorney before using these non-probate transfers as your sold estate plan.
If you need help navigating through the probate and estate administration process or avoiding probate entirely, Contact Us at the Law Offices of Stephen J. Hoffmann.