There are many reasons why you might want to avoid Vermont probate. The process can cost a significant amount of money, thereby reducing the value of an inheritance. The process can take a long time, leaving heirs or beneficiaries without funds they may need if they were counting on an inheritance. The process can also result in a will being contested and the deceased’s wishes not being respected- which is much less likely to happen with other methods of transferring property such as creating a trust or using joint ownership. Find out more here about why you might want to avoid Vermont probate.