No one wants to work hard for their money just to lose it in fees or taxes. Most people honestly just want to leave something to their kids and other family members and loved ones. There are those who work all their lives just to leave something behind for their heirs. None of those hard-working people want to see their hard-earned monies tied up in probate. There are some ways you can keep your estate and its assets from falling victim to the entire process of probating. Sometimes the frustration comes from getting all your properties stuck in the system until the courts can sort it all out. But if you can avoid probate altogether you can save these and other hassles. Another thing you can avoid is paying all the high court costs and fees associated with hiring a New York Probate Lawyer. It will take some planning, but it is do-able and it’s not too complicated. Here are three tips to help you avoid getting your possessions and estate caught up in probate courts and proceedings.