Michael Lockwood Questions Ex Lisa Marie Presley's Financial State Over Elvis Biopic Payday, Requests Court Date Postponement To Investigate
Lisa Marie Presley's estranged ex-husband, Michael Lockwood, is preparing to go back to court — he just needs a little more time!
The father-of-two — who shares 13-year-old twins Finley Aaron Love and Harper Vivienne Ann with Elvis' daughter — has officially asked a judge to postpone their upcoming hearing, according to documents obtained by Radar.
Presley initially filed for divorce from the struggling musician in 2016. The court did not award her ex any support at the time due to the poor state of her own finances, but things changed in 2019 when she signed a multi-million dollar book deal to write a memoir on her father, as well as her relationship with Michael Jackson.
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The court subsequently ordered Presley to shell out over $4,500 per month in child support for the care of their twins, but Lockwood is still fighting for his own support check, as he claims to be drowning in debt.
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The hearing was originally scheduled to take place on March 14, but plans changed following the announcement of the upcoming Elvis biopic directed by Oscar winner Baz Luhrmann, as the guitarist discovered his high profile ex may be raking in way more cash with the new movie deal than he realized.
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"Additionally, it has also been brought to our attention very recently of a major motion picture about Petitioner’s father, Elvis," Lockwood's lawyer wrote in a statement to the court. "It is our belief that Petitioner is and will be enjoying a substantial financial windfall as a result of that film. Additional time is necessary to explore that."
Lockwood is now insisting his ex-wife be ordered to testify under oath on her income. He is also requesting time to investigate the true state of her finances before a judge rules on how much support she owes.
A judge has yet to respond to the petition.