Michael Lockwood, ex-husband of Lisa Marie Presley, has filed a legal request to represent their twin daughters in an upcoming hearing for the singer’s trust. Lockwood has asked for guardian ad litem status over Harper and Finley, giving him the authority to speak on their behalf. Since Presley’s death, her mother Priscilla Presley and oldest daughter Riley Keough have been battling over her will and estate.
Michael Lockwood is seeking to represent his and Lisa Marie Presley’s twin daughters in an upcoming hearing for the singer’s trust.
In the latest update on the ongoing legal battle surrounding Lisa Marie Presley’s estate, her ex-husband, Michael Lockwood, has requested to represent their twin daughters, Harper and Finley, in an upcoming hearing for the singer’s trust. The request was filed earlier this week, and the next hearing is scheduled for April 13, according to court documents obtained by Page Six.
Presley and Lockwood were in the midst of a bitter divorce when their daughters were placed in state custody in 2017, for unknown reasons. The following year, Presley requested primary custody of the girls, claiming that Lockwood had child pornography on his computer, which his lawyers denied. Lockwood then asked for custody in 2020, after Presley’s son, Benjamin Keough, committed suicide, fearing that her death would cause her to relapse.
Since Presley’s death in January 2021, her mother, Priscilla Presley, and her oldest daughter, Riley Keough, have been embroiled in a legal battle over the late singer’s will and estate. Priscilla has argued against the validity of her late daughter’s will, claiming that the signature on a 2016 amendment appeared “inconsistent.” Meanwhile, Riley has been mourning the loss of her mother and is “heartbroken to have to deal with a trust dispute with a family member.”
The ongoing dispute has led to tension between Priscilla and Riley, who are reportedly not on speaking terms at this time. Both women are gearing up for a long battle in court, despite Riley’s desire to settle the dispute privately. In the midst of the legal proceedings, Lockwood has expressed his grief over the passing of his ex-wife, stating that his “world has been turned on its ear.”
Presley’s unexpected death at the age of 54 has left many questions unanswered. Sources have suggested that she may have been taking opioids and weight-loss medication leading up to her passing, although her cause of death remains unknown. She was laid to rest next to her son and her late father at Graceland.