After it was made public that Priscilla Presley was contesting the legitimacy of her daughter’s trust and will, news information is coming to light.
As Mamas Uncut reported yesterday, it was originally believed that Lisa Marie Presley is in a lot of debt prior to her death. It made people question what Priscilla stood to gain from fighting the legitimacy of an amendment on Lisa Marie’s trust which named her oldest daughter Riley Keough as the co-trustee.
Lisa Marie Presley Took Out Two Life Insurance Policies Making Her Trust Worth A Lot
Now, TMZ is reporting that prior to her unexpected passing, Lisa Marie took out two life insurance policies. One of the life insurance policies was for $25 million, and the other was for $10 million, totaling $35 million.
The beneficiaries named on her life insurance policies were her three living children, Riley Keough, the reported co-trustee, and her 14-year-old twins Finley and Harper Lockwood. They will each stand to receive an equal payout.
According to TMZ, a source has revealed that Lisa Marie was in about $4 million of debt at the time of her passing. Roughly $2.5 million of that debt is owed to the IRS.
After her debts are settled, Riley, Finley, and Harper will inherit roughly $30 million from those life insurance policies.
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, it was recently made public that Priscilla Presley allegedly took legal action to make sure her granddaughter, Riley Keough, isn’t a co-trustee of her late mother, Lisa Marie Presley’s trust.
According to Today, Priscilla has asked a judge to declare the 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie’s trust, which names Riley Keough as a co-trustee, invalid. In 1993, after becoming the sole heir to her father Elvis Presley’s estate, Lisa Marie established a living trust.
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The living trust is put in place to protect assets and explain how the trust should be divided should she pass away. And in 2010, Lisa Marie “completely restated” that trust, making Priscilla and her former business manager, Barry Siegel, co-trustees, Today reports.
However, after Lisa Marie’s tragic passing, a document was discovered that revealed an amendment to her trust. The document was allegedly dated March 11, 2016, and removed Priscilla and Siegel as co-trustees, replacing them with her two eldest children, Riley Keough and Benjamin Keough.
Riley is the only living newly appointed co-trustee, as Benjamin passed away in 2020.
According to Today, in 2018, it was revealed that Lisa Marie’s trust was left with more than $500,000 in credit card debt and only $14,000 in cash. That all changes with the news of her life insurance policies.
Lisa Marie sued her co-trustee Siegel for “mismanaging her finances.” And Siegel countersued, accusing Lisa Marie of “squandering her inheritance.” TMZ has since reported that during her adult life, Lisa Marie allegedly spent nearly $100 million.
According to Today, earlier this month, Priscilla’s filings alleged that “there are many issues surrounding the authenticity and validity of the purported 2016 amendment.” Some of those issues include the misspelling of Priscilla’s name, the fact that she was never notified of the amendment, and that the signature on the amendment “appears inconsistent” with how Lisa Marie usually signed her name.
Priscilla is asking the judge to keep her as the trustee. Priscilla’s motives haven’t been confirmed. However, because Riley is Lisa Marie’s only living adult child, Harper and Finely’s inheritance will remain in the trust until they are older.
Regardless of this new information, it has already been confirmed that Lisa Marie’s three daughters will inherit Elvis’s Graceland, where her funeral was held. It’s unclear if that changes should the judge rule in Priscilla’s favor.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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