AceShowbiz - Priscilla Presley has a "good chance" of victory in her battle over Lisa Marie Presley's will. The 77-year-old actress recently filed documents to contest an amendment to her late daughter Lisa Marie's will, which removed her and the singer's former business manager Barry Siegel from being in charge of her trust and replaced them with the star's eldest kids, Riley Keough, 33, and Benjamin, who took his own life in 2020, and now a legal expert has predicted that the odds of victory could be in her favor, but warned that the proceedings could "drag on for years."
Benny Roshan, a probate, trusts and estates litigation attorney based in L.A, told PEOPLE, "The law basically says follow whatever is in the document, and then the document says this is what you have to do. So if the court is looking at it and truly those procedures were not followed, Priscilla has a good case of arguing that this new document that essentially replaces her is not valid. That's a good point if it was never followed. Cases like this depend on whether or not other interested parties and family members disagree with Priscilla's position. If no one objects it can be completed in as little as a few months, If someone objects to her position and takes a contrary position, e.g. that the 2016 amendment is valid, the litigation can drag out for years."
Priscilla, who married late music legend Elvis Presley in 1967 but split from him four years before his 1977 death and went on to have Navarone, 35, with entrepreneur Marco Garibaldi, recently explained that she is going to court over 2016 in the amendment because her only "wish" is to keep her family together.
She said, "Today would have been Lisa's 55th birthday. My wish is to protect my three grandchildren and keep our family together. From the first moment I held Lisa in my arms, I’ve protected, loved and guided her, as I have my son. Our hearts are broken, and I am having to learn to live without my only daughter."