Lisa Marie Presley Granted Joint Custody of Youngsters
Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley, received a conclusion in her custody suit. Presley and her ex-husband Michael Lockwood divorced four years ago. After three months of fighting in court, Presley was granted joint custody. The trial was marked by a health emergency at the end of Presley and a relapse into drug use concern raised by Lockwood in Presley.
Lisa Marie Presley experienced a long custody battle
Lisa Marie Presley | Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic
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Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood have been involved in a custody battle for nearly three months. The couple divorced four years ago, but faced each other several times in court.
In 2018, Lockwood took Presley to court to try to overturn their post-wedding agreement. It appears that Lockwood claimed he was living in dire straits and earning $ 263,000 a year in spousal benefits to “enjoy a lifestyle closer to my marital status.”
Lockwood’s case was dropped, but the custody battle was not. Lockwood argued that Presley could relapse into problems with drugs and alcohol as a result of her son’s suicide.
Lockwood also suggested that the possible presence of guns in the apartment could be an issue worth mentioning.
“The children told it [Lockwood] The [Lisa Marie Presley] walked through the house with a gun in hand in 2017. At the time of her son’s suicide, there was at least one gun on the premises of her home and it is unclear where the gun was kept or whether Finley and / or Harper may have had access to this or any other gun, ”read court documents.
“Thus there is a significantly higher risk to the safety of the children, which in such circumstances would normally warrant 100% custody of (me) at this point in time.”
Joint custody of Elvis Presley’s daughter
Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood | Jeffrey Mayer / WireImage
Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood were given joint custody of their children. However, their judge, Justice Gould-Saltman, had a few words for parents about trying to repair old cracks.
“The court finds that the conflict between the parties and their communication difficulties adversely affected the children’s well-being,” she wrote.
Regarding Lisa Marie Presley’s previous durg and alcohol use, the judge wrote: “(Presley) abused so many drugs at the relevant times that her ability to accurately interpret and remember events was skewed and untrustworthy. It is to her credit that she has since overcome her addiction and continues to take steps to ensure her sobriety. “
Lisa Marie Presley still spends Christmas at Graceland
Elvis Presley | RB / Redferns
As Christmas comes and goes, Lisa Marie Presley is likely enjoying the Graceland vacation, which has tons of memories in store for her.
“Christmas at Graceland is always a very special time of year for Lisa. In fact, she still brings her family here today to celebrate the holidays. Graceland is a very special place not only for fans, but also for Lisa. It’s her home, ”said Angie Marchese, Graceland Archives Director.