Priscilla Presley has contested “the authenticity and validity” of Lisa Marie Presley’s will.
The businesswoman filed documents in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, challenging a “purported 2016 amendment” to the will, which ousted her as a trustee.
According to the documents obtained by Page Six, Priscilla, 77, asked a judge to determine the validity of the amendment, which named Lisa Marie’s eldest daughter, Riley Keough, and her late son, Benjamin Keough, as successor co-trustees.
The amendment allegedly removed Lisa Marie’s former business manager, Barry Siegel, along with Priscilla from the trust, leaving Riley the sole trustee after her brother died by suicide in 2020.
In the court filing, Priscilla claims she and Siegel were first named co-trustees on Jan. 29, 1993, when Lisa Marie “executed a revocable living trust, which she amended and completely restated on Jan. 27, 2010.”
However, when her daughter died on Jan. 12 after going into cardiac arrest, she claims she found a new amendment, which was dated March 11, 2016.
Priscilla alleges in the docs that her daughter’s signature on the 2016 document “appears inconsistent with her usual and customary signature,” further arguing that Lisa Marie’s name had even been spelled wrong.
She also claimed that the document was never notarized, and had not been delivered to her during Lisa Marie’s lifetime, as laid out in the terms of the 2010 trust arrangement.
Priscilla – who is the former wife of the late Elvis Presley – went on to note that she believes Siegel “has already or will soon resign as a co-trustee of the Trust.”
“Accordingly, in such event, Riley would become a co-trustee with [Priscilla] with respect to the trust and all trust created thereunder,” the document reads.
“Notwithstanding the foregoing, since Riley is over the age of 30, she may act as a co-trustee of her subtrust upon delivering a written instrument signed by her consenting to act in such capacity.”
Lisa Marie’s financial troubles have been well documented through the years, notably her 2018 lawsuit against Siegel, which accused him of negligence and mishandling her sizable inheritance from Elvis.
According to documents filed at the time, Lisa Marie claimed her ex business manager left her in “financial ruin,” with just $14,000 in cash by 2016. Siegel countersued Lisa Marie for $800,000 in unpaid bills.
Page Six has reached out to reps for Priscilla, but did not immediately hear back.
Priscilla’s latest filing comes less than one week after Lisa Marie was laid to rest at Graceland following a star-studded memorial service.
The mother of one later thanked fans for their support throughout the “very difficult time.”
“Thank you all for your condolences, you have touched me with your words,” Priscilla tweeted earlier this week.
“It has been a very difficult time but just knowing your love is out there makes a difference.”