It is likely that Priscilla Presley will win the court case over Lisa Marie Presley’s will
In her fight over Lisa Marie Presley’s will, Priscilla Presley has a “good chance” of winning. The 77-year-old actress recently filed papers to contest an amendment to her late daughter Lisa Marie’s will. The change took her and the singer’s former business manager Barry Siegel out of charge of her trust and put the star’s eldest children, Riley Keough, 33, and Benjamin, who died by suicide in 2020, in charge instead. A legal expert has said that the chances of her winning are good, but that the case could take “years” to resolve.
A probate, trusts, and estates litigation lawyer in Los Angeles named Benny Roshan told PEOPLE, “The law basically says to do whatever is written in the document, and the document tells you what to do. So, if the court looks at it and finds that those steps weren’t followed, Priscilla has a good case for saying that this new document that basically replaces her is not valid. That’s a good point, even if it’s never taken into account. Cases like this depend on whether or not Priscilla’s position is shared by other interested parties and family members. If no one objects, it can be finished in as little as a few months. If someone disagrees with her position and takes a different one, such as that the 2016 amendment is valid, the litigation can drag on for years.”
Priscilla married the late music legend Elvis Presley in 1967, but they divorced four years before his death in 1977. She then had Navarone, 35, with businessman Marco Garibaldi, and she recently said that she is going to court over 2016 in the amendment because her only “wish” is to keep her family together.
She told me, “Lisa would have been 55 years old today. I want to keep our family together and keep my three grandchildren safe. Since the first time I held Lisa in my arms, I’ve protected, loved, and guided her, just like I do with my son. Our hearts are broken, and I have to figure out how to go on without my only child.”