For many clients, a primary goal of estate planning is avoiding probate. If that is the case for you, consider a “pour over” will. Typically, a pour-over will is used in conjunction with a living trust, which allows selected property or assets to “pass through” your will upon your death, and then be “poured” into a trust. Once that happens, the property can be distributed to the beneficiaries named in the trust. If you have questions about this special type of will, ask one of our Kansas City estate planning lawyers. The major benefit is that a pour over will takes care of any assets or property that was not transferred to the trust before your death.