With over 30 years of combined legal practice in Chicago and the surrounding communities, Nery & Richardson is the right firm for you or your business, right now. Our attorneys specialize in residential and commercial real estate law, business and corporate law, estate planning law, bankruptcy law and litigation.

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The Difference between Legal Information and Legal Advice

The difference between legal information and legal advice

When you’re facing a legal issue, the first thing you’re going to need is legal information to better understand your situation. This may come in the form of simple answers to questions like, “What are the laws in my state?” or “What does this statute mean?”. These questions have factual answers that lie within the public domain, so you don’t have to have special legal training to answer them correctly or with authority. In fact, legal information is available to anyone with an interest and the time to research it. It’s generic and doesn’t address any specific course of action. But, and this is important, it’s not legal advice. That’s something else entirely.

Legal advice, at least substantive legal advice, comes from an officer of the court. It comes from someone trained in the law and authorized to give advice regarding legal matters – matters that have consequences. Legal advice at its simplest is specific, direct and proposes a legal course of action to address an issue. Examples of legal advice would be asking, “Do I file for bankruptcy?” or “Am I eligible for compensation for my injuries?”. These questions should always be answered by a licensed attorney with experience in the matter at hand.

So, what legal advice does Nery & Richardson offer clients? Well, we offer a variety of legal advice in a range of legal specialties. These include, but are not limited to, all of the following:

  • Real Estate: “Should I draft an eviction notice for a specific tenant?”
  • Business & Corporate: “When do I update health plans to stay compliant with regulations?”
  • Bankruptcy: “What type of bankruptcy should I file?”
  • Estate Planning: “Do I need to create a trust to cover my children’s education?”
  • Litigation: “Can I sue a vendor for breach of contract?”

As you can see, Nery & Richardson, LLC offers a wealth of legal advice to potential clients in a range of specialties. We also happily share legal information on our website and during confidential consultations. So, when you need the most reliable legal information and the soundest legal advice in Chicagoland, turn to the unmatched expertise found at our firm and you’ll always be in the best legal hands in town. Call (773) 582-7000 or use our contact form to get started today!