Nevada City, Calif. December 28, 2016 – The Superior Court of California, Counties of Nevada and Sierra are pleased to announce the selection of Jason LaChance to serve as the next Court Commissioner.  This position was recently vacated by Yvette Durant who has been appointed by Governor Brown to serve as a Superior Court Judge in Sierra County.

Mr. LaChance has privately practiced law in Truckee since August 2004 and served as a Managing Partner of Collinson & LaChance, Attorneys at Law during the last two years.  His practice has focused on all aspects of family law and he has provided counsel on landlord/tenant, estate planning and probate, real property litigation, and residential real estate transaction cases.

Under the Child Support Commissioner Program, commissioners hear child support matters that fall under title IV-D of the Social Security Act—that is, actions in which the local child support agency establishes, modifies, or enforces a child support order.  All actions filed by the local child support agency regarding child and spousal support or paternity must be referred for hearing to a child support commissioner. The commissioner’s duties include taking testimony, establishing a record, evaluating evidence, making decisions or recommendations, and entering judgments or orders based on stipulated agreements.

This Court Commissioner also hears matters in family law, traffic, and other case types (as needed).