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There is a proceeding to be awarded a year's support by either the surviving spouse or minor children. This would include a lien on certain ad valorem taxes. You would apply or petition the court for it. It appears that you have already done so. If the Judge stated that you have been approved for it, there should be an order of the court. If there is no order of the court that you have, you can check the court file or with the clerk to see if there is one, or have the Judge issue one if by chance the Judge failed to follow up with it. If there is no order or noted proceeding, you can ask the clerk to give you the paper work to commence one.
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