Lisa Marie Presley’s ex-husband Michael Lockwood gets full custody of their twin daughters

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Lisa Marie presleyour ex-husband Michael Lockwood won full custody of their 14-year-old twins in a brief court hearing in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 14, the Daily mail reports. Lisa, who died at the age of 54 on Thursday January 12 in a Los Angeles hospital after being treated for cardiac arrest, had been in a years-long battle for custody of their twin daughters, harpist And Finley, when she died unexpectedly. The couple – who wed in 2006 – divorced in May 2021 after several years apart.

California law states that when one parent dies, the other can retain full custody of their children – so the ruling comes as no surprise. No one in the Presley family – including the twins’ grandmother Priilla Presley – asked the court for Michael to obtain guardianship. He filed the documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court last week, per PEOPLE. He felt it was in the best interests of his children because “the minor is a beneficiary of a trust at issue in probate court in the above-mentioned matter. The minor requires the appointment of an ad litem guardian to represent her interests in the proceedings,” according to court documents obtained by the outlet.

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Lisa Marie Presley poses with her daughters (Photo: Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Harper and Finley’s half-sister Riley KeoughLisa Marie’s 33-year-old daughter and actor Danny Keoughis furious that a ‘stranger’ stepped in to gain guardianship of the girls, according to the Daily mail.

Riley, who stars in Amazon Prime’s brand new show Daisy Jones and the six, has reason to be upset about Michael’s victory in court. It would align with Priscilla, 77,’s belief that her daughter’s will was invalid when she died. In a court filing from January, the ex-wife of the late Elvis Presley submitted a petition challenging a 2016 amendment to her daughter’s will, which removed her and Lisa’s former business manager, Barry Siegel, as co-trustees. Riley and her brother Benjamin Keoughdied in 2020, replaced Barry and Priscilla.

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Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood were together for about a decade between 2006 and 2016, although their divorce wasn’t finalized until 2021 (Photo: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection)

According to a person close to the famous family, Riley and her grandmother stopped communicating due to the legal battle. “The past few weeks have been very tense and heartbreaking for Riley and Priscilla. Riley is mourning the loss of her mother and is heartbroken to have to deal with a trust dispute with a family member,” the insider said. entertainment tonight in February. “Priscilla is adamant that she has a valid case and will prevail in court. Riley and Priscilla are not communicating at this time, but have communicated through attorneys.

HollywoodLife contacted Michael’s attorney and Priscilla’s representative for statements regarding the report, but did not receive an immediate response.

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