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Please contact the hotel directly concerning room reservations, etc.
Requests will NOT be accepted after 12 p.m., Aug. 31, 2016 for conference attendee. Please note, you MAY substitute another qualified attendee (same organization preferred) in your place without penalty. Please review the complete registration transfer policy in the FAQ's for more details.
Please see the "Conference Registration & Payment "tab for more details about accepted forms of payment.
You are required to pay IN FULL at the time of registration whether or not you attend.
If you have paid your registration and not informed us of a cancellation on or before 12 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2016 and do not attend, NO REFUND will be given.Should you need to cancel your registration, you may do so by submitting a request via email to the Conference (G.E.A.P. Project) Coordinator.
**Please note: Subject to review... A cancellation refund request(s) voids all hotel discounts (code) attached to this conference for those with a hotel reservation at the Great Wolf Lodge. The conference attendee/organization/vendor will be solely responsible for any balances due to the Great Wolf Lodge upon submitting a request(s). Please contact the Conference Coordinator and Great Wolf Lodge directly for more information.**
Hurry though, as rooms are limited.
The hotel discount and code is applicable during the early registration period only (until Aug. 31, 2016). The hotel reservation discount code is provided after both the online conference registration and payment have been completed followed by contacting the Conference Coordinator via email to request the code. For attendee/vendor(s) completing conference registration and payment via check or money order, please contact the Coordinator directly to confirm receipt of the above and to receive the code.
Reservations: Conference attendee/vendor(s) must contact the Great Wolf Lodge-Williamsburg directly by calling the toll free Central Reservations Department at 1-866-972-9653 by August 31, 2016 to make their own reservations. Please identify yourself as members of the "JCC AVAW or Historic Triangle Conference on Violence Against Women" Group and provide the discount code in order to receive the stated early bird registration offer for this event. All reservations must be guaranteed by the individual (attendee/vendor/organization) and accompanied by a first room night deposit or major credit card.
Please contact the Great Wolf Lodge directly regarding reservation, cancellation and refund policies related to this event.
Registrations made after Aug. 31, 2016 will receive the regular Conference rate of $95.
The person who the court appoints to administer the estate for the decedent is called an executor if specified in the will or a personal representative if no executor was specified. Executors and personal representatives are also referred to generically as administrators or fiduciaries. Other people involved in the administration of estates include the Commissioner of Accounts (a local person appointed by the circuit court to oversee the administration of estates), the circuit court clerk and his or her deputies, and the circuit court judges.
The will (last will and testament) is a legal document drawn up by a person and/or his or her attorney to specify how a person's property should be distributed and who should administer the affairs of the estate. The List of Heirs is a legal document prepared by the estate's administrator that lists the people specified by the will and/or by law who are eligible to receive distributions from the estate. A copy of a document is certified by a circuit court deputy clerk to indicate that it is a true and complete copy of the original. An exemplified copy also contains the official seals of the judges and clerk of the circuit court.
To probate a will is to officially prove it as the authentic and valid last will and testament of the deceased and admit it to record. Qualification and appointment of a personal representative may or may not accompany probate. If a decedent owns real estate in multiple jurisdictions in Virginia, the will should be probated in the jurisdiction where he or she resided and then a certified copy recorded in the other jurisdictions. If real estate is owned in another state, an exemplified copy of the will must be probated in that state.
There are other contingent beneficiaries set out in the Code of Virginia.
If there is a will, but no executor is named or the specified executor refuses or ceases to serve, the circuit court may grant administration to an alternate executor or a beneficiary of the will.
If there is no will, the surviving spouse is given preference in the appointment of a personal representative, followed by the other natural distributees (children, parents, etc.). Anyone having an interest in the estate may qualify after 30 days.
Whoever is appointed as an executor must take an oath to faithfully perform the duties required and must give bond in an amount at least equal to the value of the estate. If the will does not waive surety, surety must be given on the bond.
Contact constitutional offices below:
Circuit Court ClerkMona A. FoleyJennifer G. Bryant757-564-2358 (direct)757-564-2242 (main office)Williamsburg/James City County Circuit Court5201 Monticello Avenue, Suite 6Williamsburg, VA 23188
Commissioner of the RevenueCarol Ballardcarol.email@example.com 757-253-6695
SherriffDavid Hardindavid.firstname.lastname@example.org 564-2220
TreasurerAndrew Binksandrew.email@example.com 757-253-6724
Voter Registration & ElectionsDianna S. Moormandianna.firstname.lastname@example.org
The word “sheriff” is derived from the Saxon word “shire-reeve” or “gerefa” and the formation of counties or “shires” dates back to Alfred the Great of England.
The sheriff could call upon all able-bodied men for help. He held this power through "posse comitatus" or power of the county. An example of this power is a sheriff of the old West deputizing a posse to track down lawbreakers.
Through the years, many kings appointed the position of sheriff to the highest bidder. That, with the ultimate authority from the king, forced many sheriff’s to collect monies from the shire by any manner of enforcement imaginable. Then in 1215, many nobleman, ex-sheriff’s, and influential individuals drafted and adopted the Magna Carta, the famous English document in which 27 of the 63 clauses deal with the control and authority granted to the sheriff.
It is interesting to note that in the northeastern United States the constable system was used while the southern states used the sheriff system. When the nation began stretching west, both the constable and sheriff were used as police. The citizens often made these offices elective to prevent the abuse of power. From these humble beginnings the modern sheriff's offices and police departments were born.
The most ancient service to the Crown is the Office of the Sheriff. That office was transplanted to America in 1634.