Estate planning attorneys can help you avoid probate court altogether, but that largely depend on type of assets in the deceased estate and how they are legally allowed to be transferred.
The estate planning can assist you with the following tasks:
1. Creating a will
2. Setting up any trust you might need to protect your assets, both for your own benefit during lifetime in the event of incapacity.
3. For the benefit of your beneficiaries after your death.
4. Designating your beneficiaries
5. Establishing durable power of attorney and medical durable power of attorney
6. Finding ways to reduce and avoid estate tax when possible
7. Finding ways to avoid the probate court process.