Probate is not required after every death, although it is required after many deaths. The size of the estate and the kind of assets being transferred will impact whether or not it becomes necessary for probate to happen after a fatality. If someone does not wish for their family to have to go through the probate process, it is possible to create an estate plan that makes skipping probate possible. The estate plan will need to facilitate the transfer of assets through other means, such as trust administration. Find out more about when probate is required.