When it comes to passing on one’s estate, going through probate is a typical option that you may fall into as a beneficiary (it’s not your fault!). You can either put everything you own in a trust, or it will have to go through probate in order to properly pass on to the next owner. A probate is used to transfer title from your parents or any person to a next-of-kin, an heir, or somebody else. The assets have to go through probate unless they are in a trust. Though this is a common route many people take, there is.