If avoiding probate is your primary goal, then you can achieve that simply by having a living trust, the most effective way to avoid probate. With a living trust, you control how your estate will be distributed, how it will be managed if you do not have the capacity, and finally what happens to your estate when you pass on.
Reena Gulati Blog
My client's grandmother passed away without a will. Therefore under New York law, the client inherits the house and the investment property of her grandmother. That's great except at the time of death the house was owned by the grandmother and her mother, the great grandmother.