Both my father and my sister are Illinois residents and I live in West Virginia. Would an Illinois form be used or a West Virginia form? Both my sister and I are designated as beneficiaries on everything and I'm fine with her taking care of all matters. I understand from just briefly reading that some states require different things and will only accept certain forms. We would like to do this right the first time around because I truly cannot afford the price of a lawyer. And again, we're both wondering if she needs to make out a form and send it to me for signing and notarizing or if I'm the one who makes out the POA .