C.R.S. § 15-19-106. Right to dispose of remains.
(1) Subject to section 15-19-105 (2), the right to control disposition of the last remains or ceremonial arrangements of a decedent vests in and devolves upon the following persons, at the time of the decedent's death, in the following order:
(a) The decedent if acting through a declaration pursuant to section 15-19-104, subject to the provisions of section 15-19-104 (3) (a) (II);
(b) (I) Either the appointed personal representative or special administrator of the decedent's estate if such person has been appointed; or
(II) The nominee for appointment as personal representative under the decedent's will if a personal representative or special administrator has not been appointed;
(c) The surviving spouse of the decedent, if not legally separated from the decedent;
(c.5) A person with the right to direct the disposition of the decedent's last remains in a designated beneficiary agreement made pursuant to article 22 of this title;
(d) A majority of the surviving adult children of the decedent;
(e) A majority of the surviving parents or legal guardians of the decedent, who shall act in writing;
(f) A majority of the surviving adult siblings of the decedent;
(g) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2006, p. 900, § 5, effective August 7, 2006.)
(h) Any person who is willing to assume legal and financial responsibility for the final disposition of the decedent's last remains.
(2) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2006, p. 900, §5, effective August 7, 2006.)
(3) Disputes among the persons listed under subsection (1) of this section shall be resolved by the probate court. A third party shall not be liable for refusing to accept the decedent's remains or dispose of the decedent's remains until the party receives a court order or other reasonable confirmation that the dispute has been resolved or settled.