Estate planning may be a difficult concept to think about since no one wants to face her or his own mortality. However, it is vital to have a well thought out plan in place in order to protect the interests of your family should something unexpected happen to you. Taking steps now to prepare an estate plan will give you and your loved ones the peace of mind and security of knowing that there is a plan already in place should the need arise. An estate plan often includes such documents as wills, trusts, health care directives, and powers of attorney. The attorneys at Gapen, Larson & Johnson can help you through the preparation and drafting of these important documents.