Lisa Marie Presley’s ex Michael Lockwood files to be guardian ad litem of twins in trust battle

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Lisa Marie Presley‘gender Michael Lockwood The family has filed a fresh petition to become their daughters’ guardian amid a battle for the trust.

According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, which were filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday, Lockwood, 61, said she should be appointed to represent the twins. Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood and Finley Aaron Love Lockwood14, at the next hearing in the Probate Court, which is scheduled for April 13. Finley and Harper’s attorneys filed a declaration in support of Lockwood’s plea.

Lockwood states in legal documents that he wants to be officially appointed as the twins’ guardian ad litum because “the minor is a beneficiary of a trust before the probate court in the above-referenced case. The minor required the appointment of a guardian.” it occurs.” reasonable advertisement to represent his interests in the proceedings.”

Lockwood, who welcomed Harper and Finley with Lisa Marie in October 2008, said “there is no dispute with regard to the appointment as the proposed guardian is not a beneficiary of the trust instrument at issue.”

Harper and Finley both signed forms consenting to Lockwood being their guardian ad litem. A representative for Lockwood declined to comment.

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Eric Charbonneau / InVision / AP / shutterstock Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley and Riley Keough

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Lisa Marie, only child of Elvis Presley and ex wife priscilla presleydied at the age of 54 in January after suffering from cardiac arrest, He is survived by mother Priscilla, 77, and daughters Riley Keough, Harper and Finley, with the latter three sets inheriting his estate. Lisa Marie was also the mother of the son Benjamin KeoughWHO died by suicide In July 2020.

Lockwood’s recent plea is the latest development from Lisa Marie ongoing trust battlewhich erupted four days after Starr’s memorial in January, when Priscilla’s attorney filed a petition Questioning the “authenticity and legality” of a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie’s Living Trust in Los Angeles.

The change removed Barry Siegel, Priscilla and Lisa Marie’s former business manager, as co-trustee and gave the trust control of the Graceland mansion and a 15 percent stake in Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), which together will be worth $30 million in 2022. 110 million was brought in the report. Riley, 33, and Benjamin.

Priscilla, who claimed she did not know about the 2016 amendment until after Lisa Marie’s death, argued that it should be rescinded due to several factors, including Lisa Marie’s failure to make changes required by the terms of the trust. was not informed.

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Michael Kovac/Getty Priscilla Presley and Riley Keough

In most recent issue of peopleLisa Marie’s friend claimed that there was “no question” as to what her wishes were: “Lisa wanted Riley and Ben to be trustees” – and that all of her children were to be beneficiaries.

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According to multiple sources, now that they are mourning the death of Lisa Marie, Riley and Priscilla are barely speaking. A Presley family insider said: “They don’t see eye to eye.”

“I can assure you, in the last seven years of Lisa’s life, she never discussed any business with Priscilla,” her friend told People. Prior to Benjamin’s death, Lisa Marie had “several had inquired on occasions whether it would “buy back a greater stake in EPE”.

“She wanted her four children to each have five percent of the estate,” said the friend.

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Looking forward, should the 2016 amendment be struck down in court, Priscilla and Riley will be co-trustees.

The family insider said, “Priscilla doesn’t want Riley to be completely in charge, because she doesn’t have a say.” “Meanwhile, Riley doesn’t want Priscilla to interrupt.”

Added the Riley source: “It’s a very sad situation. Riley is shocked that Priscilla is opposing the amendment.”

In a February 3 statement, Priscilla said she is acting with “honesty and love” and a Lockwood source said the matriarch remains close to her to “be a part of her grandson’s life.”

Ahead of the April court hearing, sources said Riley is focused on her acting career – she stars in Amazon Prime Video’s new limited series daisy jones and the six – And the first great-grandson of Elvis. At her mother’s memorial, Riley’s stuntman husband, Ben Smith-PetersenIt was learned that their first child was due in 2022.

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