Priscilla Presley disputes her daughter’s estate and disputes the ‘validity’ of the signature
Priscilla Presley has filed documents in Los Angeles Superior Court challenging a key part of her late daughter’s estate.
Elvis Presley’s widow argues a 2016 amendment to her daughter’s Promenade Trust was approved using an ‘invalid signature’ of Lisa Marie Presley, who died of a heart attack on January 12 aged 54 .
Lisa Marie gained exclusive access to her father’s fortune when she turned 25 in 1993.
Priscilla Presley claims in the 13-page document filed Thursday that she and her daughter’s former business manager, Barry Siegel, had been named co-administrators in the event of her daughter’s death. But a late addition replaced their names with those of Lisa Marie’s two children with ex-husband Danny Keough – Riley and Benjamin Keogh.
According to the current terms of the estate, the 33-year-old “Zola” The actor is now the sole director since his brother died by suicide in 2020.
But Priscilla Presley disputes the “authenticity and validity” of Lisa Marie’s signature approving the change of trustee, which “appears inconsistent with her usual and customary signature,” the court filing notes.
Further, the filing claims the following about the amending document: it was “never delivered” to Priscilla during Lisa Marie’s lifetime (as required by the “express terms” of the trust agreement), he misspells Priscilla’s name, and he was not seen. or notarized making the change an “invalid modification”.
The action seeks a court order “determining that the purported 2016 amendment is invalid, confirming the validity and existence of the 2010 restated trust, and confirming that the petitioner is a current trustee of the trust.”
Riley Keough has yet to respond to the lawsuit.
Lisa Marie is also survived by her 14-year-old twin daughters, Harper and Finley Lockwood, with ex-husband Michael Lockwood.
A spokesperson has confirmed that Lisa Marie’s three surviving children will inherit Graceland.