Gary Coleman Sought Restraining Order Against Ex-Wife

06/22/2010 at 01:55 PM EDT

Gary Coleman Sought Restraining Order Against Ex-Wife
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A previously sealed court document reveals the stormy on-again, off-again relationship between Gary Coleman and his ex-wife Shannon Price.

Just three months before he died, Coleman, 42, sought a restraining order against Price, 24, in a Utah court, alleging she was trespassing in his Santaquin home while he was hospitalized following a heart surgery.

"I am concerned that irreplaceable memorabilia, irreplaceable model trains, irreplaceable items of personal property will be stolen, damaged or destroyed," Coleman wrote in the document signed on Feb. 19, 2010. "[Price] has shown a tendency to damage, destroy and steal my property and I believe she will continue to do so in my absence and while she is trespassing in my home."

Coleman, who died on May 28, asked the court to forcibly remove Price from the home. He admitted in the papers that before and after his marriage "there have been incidences of domestic violence."

The document may complicate the ongoing legal battle between Price and Anna Gray, a former girlfriend of Coleman's – both of whom claim to be the actor's rightful heirs to his estate and his remains.

A rep for Price and a lawyer for Gray weren't immediately available for comment.

The actor was cremated on June 17 in a small town outside Salt Lake City. In accordance to his will, no funeral service was held and his ashes remain in the care of a court-appointed attorney.

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