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You can avoid probate, a question frequently asked. Contrary to a common misconception, a will does not avoid probate; it leads you to the courthouse and assists in the probate process. On the other hand, a living trust is effective in avoiding probate. If all your assets are titled in the name of your living trust, you can circumvent the probate process.
Roseville, CA estate planning & probate attorney Kristin M. Kaminski explains how you can avoid probate. Avoiding probate is a common concern, and it’s important to note that a will does not achieve this; instead, it initiates the probate process. To truly avoid probate, having a living trust is key. By ensuring that all assets are titled in the name of the living trust, one can successfully circumvent the probate process.