There are several ways to avoid probate. As part of your estate plan you should look into these options:
Revocable Living Trust. Upon your death, your trustee may distribute your trust property without probate.
Pay-on-Death Accounts and Registrations. You can convert your accounts to pay-on-date accounts where you list a beneficiary. Upon your death, the money goes directly to your beneficiary and does not go through probate.
Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship. When real property is titled as joint tenants with rights of survivorship, the property automatically transfers to the surviving owner when you die and does not go through probate.
Gifts. You can give away property while you are alive to reduce the amount of your estate and those gifts do not go through probate.