Will and Living Will

A will and a living will are completely different. A will is a formal document that complies with Colorado state law, which indicates who is to receive your property at your death and who you choose to handle your final financial affairs. A will can also appoint guardians for minor children and may also set up trusts at the time of your death. A will is only in force after your death.

A living will is a document that states your intentions about your medical treatment wishes in the event you have a terminal condition or are in a persistent vegetative state while you are alive. A living will is only valid while you are still alive.