Observe Lisa Marie Presley’s battle for her legacy

(CNN) — A listening to on Priscilla Presley’s January petition difficult the validity of her daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s will was held Thursday in Los Angeles.

Priscilla Presley didn’t seem, and neither did her granddaughter, actress Riley Keough, the primary beneficiary of Lisa Marie Presley’s property.

The courtroom on Thursday thought-about a unilateral petition filed by Michael Lockwood, the daddy of Lisa Marie Presley’s minor daughters, twins Finley and Harper.

Lockwood’s legal professional, Scott Rahn, mentioned he’s “prepared, competent and keen to guard your pursuits.”

Attorneys for Priscilla Presley and Riley Keough didn’t problem Lockwood’s appointment as their authorized consultant.

Choose Lynn Healy Scatuto mentioned she’s going to difficulty a written ruling on the matter.

Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley’s solely daughter, died in January of a coronary heart assault at her Los Angeles dwelling.

In courtroom filings obtained by CNN, Priscilla Presley’s petition challenges a 2016 modification to her daughter’s will, which mentioned Lisa Marie Presley eliminated her mom and her former enterprise supervisor, Barry Siegel, as co-trustees and changed them along with her kids, Riley and Benjamin. Keefe. Benjamin Keefe later handed away in 2020.

The petition alleges that Priscilla Presley didn’t obtain the change throughout her daughter’s lifetime, as she believed, and that Priscilla’s identify was misspelled on the doc. This modification was by no means discovered or notarized and calls into query the authenticity of Lisa Marie Presley’s signature.

Priscilla Presley’s legal professionals filed the petition days after Lisa Marie Presley was buried at Graceland, Elvis’ former dwelling.

The subsequent listening to to take care of the case has been adjourned to Might 16.