Following Lisa Marie Presley’s death, there was a potential custody battle brewing between several family members. However, a guardian has now been appointed.
A court is expected to grant Michael Lockwood full custody of Finley Aaron Love Lockwood and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood, who are fraternal twins he shares with Presley Lockwood.
The reports indicate that Lisa Marie Presley’s ex-husband Michael Lockwood will be taking full custody of the couple’s twins, according to reports.
He was the father of Finley and Harper, both 14 years old, who were left motherless when Lisa Marie Presley died on Jan. 12 by cardiac arrest at 54. He and Lisa Marie Presley married for a decade after getting married in 2006.
While there has been speculation of a possible custody battle looming between Lockwood and Presley’s other ex-husband, Danny Keough, it has been reported that the twins will be living with their father full-time during the interim.
In an interview with the outlet, a family member explained that Finley and Harper have been staying with their father since the shocking news of their mother’s death began to circulate. They are pretty comfortable with their living arrangements.
Until Presley’s death, she had 60 percent custody of the twins at the time of her death. A California judge would usually be able to order Lockwood to have complete control of the child unless he is deemed unfit to be a parent by the judge.
There have been reports that Keough, the father of Presley’s first two kids, would likely be looking to take custody of the twins as he lived with Presley and the twins at the time of Presley’s death. According to the report in the outlet, Keough sees himself as the girl’s stepfather.
As if to add fuel to the fire, the outlet also mentioned that Keough and Lockwood don’t get along in part due to all the bad blood that was stirred up during the nasty, five-year divorce battle between Lockwood and Presley.
Despite this, the outlet reports that because Lockwood has been deemed fit to have full custody over the baby, Keough is not in a position to make a bid. Recently, it was announced that Graceland, one of the most iconic and sprawling estates in the history of rock and roll, once belonged to the legendary rock and roll legend Elvis Presley, is going to Riley, Harper, and Finley.
Throughout Lisa Marie Presley’s life, the Graceland mansion has been significant for her and her family. She grew up in that house as a child, where her father died aged 42, making it one of the most critical places in her life.
Despite Lisa Marie Presley’s belief that Michael Lockwood was The One, their relationship ended in a messy divorce and separation. On her 2005 album Now What, Lisa Marie Presley revealed her relationship with Lockwood, the musical director.
In January 2006, the twosome was married, with her ex-husband Danny Keough attending. Two years later, she revealed that she and the guitarist were expecting twins. They had two daughters in October 2008, Harper and Finley.
She checked into rehab two months after filing for divorce from Lockwood in June 2016, following a decade of marriage. As a result, the duo engaged in a lengthy legal battle over money and their twins, and in early 2017, Priscilla became Harper’s and Finley’s caregivers.
There is, however, an apparent guardian for Lisa Marie Presley’s twin daughters. This guardian was named after the late singer’s death after a potential custody battle erupted between several family members. How do you feel about this court’s decision? Do you think it was the right decision to make? If you have any thoughts, feel free to share them in the comment section below.