Priscilla Presley contests validity of Lisa Marie’s will
Priscilla Presley has filed a legal challenge to the validity of her late daughter, Lisa Marie Presley’s will.
Priscilla Presley is the ex-wife of Elvis Presley. They had one child together – Lisa Marie, who died at the age of 54 on 12 January after a cardiac arrest.
The court petition disputes a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie’s will that ousted mother Priscilla as the estate trustee.
The document misspelt her mother’s name and had a signature that appeared unusual, Ms Presley’s lawyers argue.
In a filing to the LA Superior Court, lawyers for Ms Presley, 77, said that she only became aware of the “purported 2016 amendment” after Lisa Marie’s death.
The amendment in question removes her mother and her former business manager Barry Siegel, as co-trustees and replaces them with her children Riley, 33 and Benjamin Keough.
Benjamin died in 2020 at the age of 27. Riley Keough is an actress.
According to the legal challenge, Ms Presley argues that the amendment was never delivered to her during her daughter’s lifetime, as specifically required by the will.
The amendments also “misspells her mother’s name” and has a signature by Lisa Marie that “appears inconsistent with her usual and customary signature,” says the court filing.
Her lawyers also argue the amendment was neither witnessed nor notarised.
“Based on the foregoing, the Purported 2016 Amendment should be deemed invalid and the Trust, as amended and completely restated in 2010 is the controlling and authoritative document and its terms administered,” the petition reads.