Lisa Marie Presley’s lawyer asked the judge to throw out her custody battle.
The judge rejected the plea.
She was engaged in a custody battle with her ex-husband.
The late singer’s lawyer asked the judge to throw out her custody battle with Michael Lockwood, but the judge rejected the plea.
When she passed away earlier this year, the 54-year-old star was still engaged in a custody battle with her ex-husband, whom she divorced in 2016 after 10 years of marriage, over the care of their 14-year-old twin daughters Harper and Finley.
On Tuesday (14.03.23) at a Zoom hearing, her attorney Gary Fishbein informed Judge Joseph Lipner that the case should be dismissed because nothing else pertaining to the custody dispute is ongoing and his client is “sadly no longer with us.”
He mentioned that the child support order is still in effect notwithstanding the dissolution of their marriage.
The note read: “Counsel for Petitioner argued in favour of the Court dismissing the case in light of the death of their client.
“Later this date in chambers the Court rules as follows: The Court has considered the argument. Because the case has already proceeded to judgment on both the dissolution of status and other issues, the Court declines to dismiss the action.”
The judge “declined to dismiss the action,” according to a minute ruling acquired by The US Sun.
This indicates that Michael, who was not present for the virtual hearing, may still pursue full custody of the twins in court.
The daughters have been living with their father and his wife Stephanie Hobgood full-time since their mother’s passing, according to sources who previously told TMZ that the girls have made it plain.
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