Divorced couple in dispute over property

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jan. 23, 2012, 10:43am

GALVESTON - A divorced Galveston County couple is at odds over certain funds stemming from the sale of local property, recent court documents say.

Richard See has filed suit against his ex-spouse Glenda G. Gordon, claiming she refuses to release the lien on the property despite receiving $20,000 from him.

The suit filed Jan. 12 in Galveston County District Court states the property was awarded to See in the final decree of divorce three years ago.

According to the suit, the lien prevented the release of $30,000 in proceeds to the plaintiff.

According to the suit, co-respondent Alamo Title Co. held the money in question while Gordon maintained the lien.

See says he paid the $20,000 owed to his former wife with the payments remitted to her attorney of record and fellow defendant, Elaine Michael, but the lien was still in place.

Alamo provided alternative methods to free the lien while the plaintiff made repeated yet unsuccessful attempts to reach Gordon, according to the suit.

The suit says See also provided Michael a copy of the affidavit essential to the lien's release, but the attorney refused to sign it notwithstanding the plaintiff's repeated requests.

A declaratory judgment is sought.

Boenig & Ynigez is representing the plaintiff.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County 212th District Court Judge Susan Criss.

Case No. 12-cv-0029

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