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I have a 51 yr. old son. I do not want him to take care of

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I have a 51 yr. old son. I do not want him to take care of the distribution of my personal belonging after I die. I want to appoint my sister to take care of the distribution of my personal belongings. What do I have to do to make this possible?
You can write a Will that appoints your sister as Executrix, see
http://www.ilrg.com/forms/lastwill-married/us/il
for an Illinois Will form that can be adapted to your situation.

You may also want to consider signing an advance directive (living will) so she will be the one to make health care decisions for you if you become incapacitated. See
http://www.cbrx.il.gov/aging/1news_pubs/publications/poa_will.pdf for a very simple example of a living will.

There are other documents that you could use for the same purpose, such as a durable power of attorney for health care, see
http://www.siumed.edu/ethics/POA_Health_Care_July2011.pdf

http://www.siumed.edu/ethics/Illinois%20Advance%20Directives.html has more information, and links to samples of other similar forms.

You can get a free consultation from some of the Illinois estate planning attorneys listed by location at
http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/practicestate/Wills/Illinois

I hope this information is helpful.
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