If you have been reading this column you should realize that I am not a fan of probate. It is unnecessary and expensive, and can be avoided. Some of the ways to avoid probate are to add POD, payable upon death, or TOD, transfer on death, to all of your accounts at the bank. Many times you can also attach those designations to real estate or even savings bonds. Problems, however, can arise depending on how complex your estate planning needs are. If you want to hold money in trust for minor children or for spendthrift beneficiaries, or if you want to leave money to charities, it might be a better idea to avoid those designations and create a revocable trust to pass your assets in a way that most suits your needs. At the Pruitt Law Offices S.C. we help you make these determinations. For more information, please contact the Pruitt Law Offices S.C. at 262-633-8301 or through our website at pruittlawoffices.com, or visit us at 731 Main Street in Racine. We are your partners for professional service.