The material in this module examines several unrelated issues that a financial planner may encounter. It examines planning for incapacity (managing property and providing for personal and medical needs), planning for variations in traditional family arrangements (divorce, blended families, adoption, and foreign spouses), planning for nontraditional family arrangements (same-sex married couples, and same- and opposite-sex cohabitation), and selecting fiduciaries (personal representatives, trustees, and guardians).

About the Author

David Mannaioni, CFP®, MPASSM is a professor at the College for Financial Planning. Utilizing his 30+ years of experience in the financial services industry, David also maintains a financial planning practice where he works with his clients in all areas of financial planning. In addition to his certifications, David holds life and health insurance licenses in several states, as well as the Series 6, Series 7, and Series 63 registrations with FINRA. You can contact David at

Complexity Level: Intermediate