It is not unusual for a parent in Colorado to remarry after the initial marriage ends. However, when parents remarry, it adds a new party to the list of beneficiaries. This may negatively affect surviving children in the event of their parents’ death. In fact, one attorney writing for Forbes noted that 50% of the cases of inheritance disputes at his firm involved stepmothers.
No matter what age you are, it is important to think about your wishes related to health care and medical treatments. In Colorado, state law allows you to refuse or consent to medical treatments. However, some injuries and sicknesses may make it difficult or impossible for you to communicate your medical preferences to your doctor and/or family members. A medical directive gives your caregivers and medical staff clear directions relating to your care.