A California lawsuit alleges that Lisa Marie Presley’s updated will in 2016, which made her two children the sole trustees of her estate, is invalid.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Calif. — A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Thursday seeks Priscilla Presley, the mother of Lisa Marie Presley, is suing the estate of the late singer and philanthropist to replace Lisa Marie’s children in her will with Priscilla.
The lawsuit said Lisa Marie’s will, which was amended in 2016 to replace her mother in the will with her children as sub-beneficiaries, was invalid, with conflicting dates and a signature that did not match Lisa Marie’s.
The previous version of the will, created in 1993 and updated in 2010, listed Priscilla and her former business manager Barry Siegel as beneficiaries.
Priscilla’s lawsuit also alleges that the 2016 amended will was never given to Priscilla while Lisa Marie was still alive, a claim granted in the 1993 and 2010 versions.
When Lisa Marie Presley was 54 years old died on January 12after hospitalization for emergency medical care.
Lisa Marie was buried next to her son, Benjamin Keough, who died in 2020. Other members of the Presley family, including Elvis, are also buried at Graceland.
The Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed to ABC News that Presley was indeed examined by the medical examiner on January 14, 2023. The coroner said her cause of death is pending toxicology results.
Lisa Marie became the sole heir to the Elvis Presley Trust, which together with Elvis Presley Enterprises managed Graceland and other assets until she sold her controlling stake in 2005. She retained ownership of the mansion itself, 13 acres around it, and items inside the house.