Some individuals in Colorado may think of estate planning as something that is only for older people, and this may be particularly true when they consider end-of-life care. However, a catastrophic accident or illness can strike anyone at any time, and a living will is one way to ensure that one's wishes are carried out even when one is too incapacitated to express those wishes.
Whether you see your parents once or twice a week or only once a year, if you are in your 40s or older, chances are that you are subtly evaluating them for the inevitable signs of aging and decline. Since many elderly parents try to mask any evidence that they are anything less than hale and hearty, this is a good thing.
Colorado residents should all have four basic documents in place in case of serious injury, sickness or death.