It is possible for you to avoid probate by making use of other methods of transferring your property. You can use trusts and have your property transfer through trust administration. You can make gifts during your lifetime, which are called inter vivos gifts. You can structure the ownership of assets and of accounts so that the accounts and property transfer automatically to co-owners after your death. An estate planning attorney can help you with the process of facilitating the transfer of your wealth outside of probate. Learn more here about avoiding probate.