Lisa Marie’s Ex Michael Lockwood Named Guardian of Twins

Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood

Michael Lockwood has formally been named the guardian of his and Lisa Marie Presley’s twin daughters, Harper and Finley, within the well-known household’s property battle.

In response to Leisure Tonight, a choose signed off the 61-year-old composer’s movement to symbolize his 14-year-old daughter’s pursuits within the contentious courtroom battle throughout a Thursday, April 13, listening to.

Us Weekly beforehand confirmed final month that Lockwood filed a petition to symbolize his kids within the ongoing authorized battle surrounding Presley’s will.

“The minor is a beneficiary of a belief at subject earlier than the probate courtroom,” Lockwood, who welcomed Harper and Finley with Presley in October 2008, wrote in courtroom paperwork obtained by Us. “The minor requires the appointment of a guardian advert litem to symbolize her pursuits within the continuing. There isn’t a battle relating to the appointment as a result of the proposed guardian just isn’t a beneficiary of the belief instrument at subject.”

The “Storm & Grace” songstress, who was the one baby of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, died in January on the age of 54 after struggling cardiac arrest. Lisa Marie is survived by her mom, Priscilla, 77, and daughters Riley Keough, Harper and Finley, with the latter three set to inherit her property. (Lisa Marie was additionally the mom of son Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in July 2020.)

Priscilla, nevertheless, has since contested her late daughter’s will. Priscilla claimed in January courtroom paperwork {that a} 2016 modification — which reportedly changed her with Riley and Benjamin because the trustees — featured an invalid signature. (Lisa Marie shared Riley and Benjamin with ex-husband Danny Keough.) Priscilla claimed that the modification was solid because it was not witnessed or notarized. 

As Lisa Marie’s will at the moment stands, the 33-year-old Daisy Jones & the Six star is the only trustee following her brother’s 2020 passing. Riley, Harper and Finley are all listed as beneficiaries of the belief.

“Riley is taking cost and poised for an enormous function in the entire household property shifting ahead,” a supply solely advised Us in February. “She’s been entrance and heart serving to with the funeral preparations, sitting down with Lisa Marie’s folks to deal with her will, the custody state of affairs involving [Michael Lockwood], plus caring for the twins and comforting [grandmother] Priscilla and plenty of others her mother left behind.”

Lockwood and the “Soiled Laundry” artist, who break up in 2016 after 10 years of marriage, have been beforehand concerned in a prolonged custody battle relating to Harper and Finley’s care. After Lisa Marie’s passing, the Because the Village Sleeps composer obtained major custody.