Helping families and businesses to plan for the future, making sure that their eyes are wide open and that their voices are always heard.
Hi, I’m Candice, and I’m a Mom and a Lawyer. I believe that Estate Planning is the most important planning you can ever do for your family, and I want you to know why I feel that way.
I’m passionate about protecting kids from failed plans, because when I was two-and-a-half years old, my own mother was killed in a car accident, and she didn’t have a plan in place. The lack of planning resulted in guardianship and money issues, but the worst part for me is that my mother didn’t leave behind anything that told me who she was, what she wanted for me, or what motherhood was like for her. I was adopted by the wonderful parents I have today, but they didn’t know my mother. Since I’ve become a mother, I can’t help but wonder what she would have wanted. We’ll never know because she didn’t have a plan. This is unfathomable to me as a mother; I always want my voice to be heard in what happens to my kids!
I grew up in beautiful Kailua, Hawaii, and moved to Portland in 2006. I have a handsome and wonderful husband, Joey, and two daughters. Tania is 10 and Talula is almost 3. My family is everything to me. I can’t imagine not having my voice heard in their lives.
My kids teach me incredible lessons about life, and bring me joy I could never have imagined. When Tania was born 10 years ago, her strong and independent spirit made me realize my career ambitions. I wanted to make her proud and show her that she could be anything that she wanted to be. That’s why I went to law school and became a lawyer.
I attended University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law. Law school was an incredibly thrilling challenge, and I’ll be forever proud of the accomplishments that I achieved there. I was selected to be a member of the prestigious Hawaii Law Review and was also selected to be a Senior Associate at the Law School Writing Center.
When Talula was born three years ago, her sweet Mama-loving spirit made me realize that I had to reconcile my career ambitions with my desires as a wife and mother. I started the Law Offices of Candice N. Aiston because I wanted to work with families like mine who want the best in life for their kids, and because I wanted my kids to be able to spend time at my office, seeing what I do and getting love and hugs whenever they wanted them.
I’m a member of WealthCounsel™ (WC), a national group of Estate Planning professionals who believe in a client-centered approach to planning. Through collaboration, members are committed to producing top-quality legal documents and staying on the cutting edge of professional knowledge. My WC membership lets my clients have the best of both worlds – all the professional resources of a large firm and all the personal service of a small practice. Learn more at http://wealthcounsel.com.
I’m also a Personal Family Lawyer (PFL). The PFL program is for lawyers who want to be a trusted advisor to their clients, guiding them through a lifetime of decisions. PFLs help their clients to preserve family wealth and to pass on all of their values, making sure that the client’s voice is always heard. My PFL membership allows me to network with and learn from colleagues across the country who are lawyering from the heart. Learn more at http://personalfamilylawyer.com.
I hope that I can help you to preserve all that you have and to have a voice in who raises your kids and how they are raised, no matter what happens in life.
To your family's health & prosperity,
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