I am the scapegoat child in a dysfunctional family. He drew up a will leaving his six children equal amounts but I don't get along with a few of my greedy siblings and don't trust them. I plan on leaving the state soon and feel that a lot of manipulation will go on to manipulate his paranoid feelings about me. My sister already took my mother's wedding ring when she died in the hospital--without asking permission from my father--she does things like that A LOT. How do I prevent my sister from taking everything but the kitchen sink while living I'm out of state....when the cats away the crazy siblings come into play and my sister was always the golden child who could do no wrong in my father's eyes. My sister did nothing to help my mother when she was ill during the past five years, except to stop in to see if she was still alive. Several of my siblings barely called--but I know they will come running to grab what they can when the time comes. I don't want any property but I do want to be treated fairly. I'm afraid that my sister will manipulate her way into my father's savings account under the guise of "caring for."her. She had tried to get my mother to come and live with her even though she works and could not possibly have care for my ailing mother while she was alive. Please advise as to formal procedures I can take or proactive measures I can take to protect my father from a few of his scheming children, while he is in a confused state of mind. P.S. My father has suffered from manic depression all of his life and was verbally and physically abusive to me during my childhood.