Priscilla Presley disputes Lisa Marie Presley’s will
Priscilla Presley has challenged her late daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s will, asking the Los Angeles County Superior Court to determine the validity of the document.
On Thursday, Priscilla Presley filed a petition questioning the “authenticity and validity” of Lisa Marie Presley’s will. The filing, reviewed by the Los Angeles Times, disputes a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie Presley’s will, which allegedly removed her former executive Barry Siegel and Priscilla Presley as trustees and replaced them with their eldest children, Riley Keough, 33, and Benjamin Keough hat – who died in 2020 at the age of 27.
Priscilla Presley is currently co-trustee with Siegel of Lisa Marie Presley’s estate and is trying to keep it that way – despite the 2016 change that reportedly names Riley and Benjamin Keough as sole trustees in the event of their mother’s death. Lisa Marie Presley died earlier this month after suffering cardiac arrest at a home near Calabasas. The singer and only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley turned 54.
The petition alleges that the amendment “allegedly signed by Lisa Marie Presley” misspells her mother’s name and includes a signature that “seems inconsistent with.” [Lisa Marie Presley’s] customary and customary signature.” Priscilla Presley also claims that the 2016 amendment was never served on her during her daughter’s lifetime “as required by the express terms of the trust” and that the document was never witnessed or notarized.
Additionally, the filing notes that Priscilla Presley believes Siegel “has already resigned or will resign soon” as co-trustee – in which case Riley Keough would be appointed co-trustee along with Priscilla Presley.
“Based on the foregoing, the alleged 2016 amendment should be deemed invalid and the Trust, as amended and fully restated in 2010, is the governing and authoritative document and its administered terms,” the petition reads.
Priscilla Presley’s petition comes less than a week after she and her family gathered at Graceland for a public memorial service honoring Lisa Marie Presley. During the ceremony at Elvis Presley’s mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, Priscilla Presley read a poem written by one of Lisa Marie Presley’s daughters. (Lisa Marie Presley is survived by three daughters: Riley Keough, Harper Lockwood, 14, and Finley Lockwood, 14.)
“Thank you all for being here,” Priscilla Presley said at the service. “Our hearts are broken, Lisa. We all love you.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2023-01-29/priscilla-presley-lisa-marie-presley-will-trust-riley-keough Priscilla Presley disputes Lisa Marie Presley’s will