Lisa Marie Presley will have to dig deep to make sure that her estranged husband Michael Lockwood is legally represented as she goes through the process of divorcing him.
Presley, the daughter of deceased music legend Elvis Presley, has been ordered to shell out $10,000 a month to aid in Lockwood’s legal expenses, according to court papers obtained by TheWrap.
The payments begin on Wednesday, and will continue on the 15th of each month for the next five months, according to the papers.
Presley, who has eight-year-old twins with Lockwood, will not have to pay spousal support to Lockwood for the time being, though the legal papers indicate that the court “retains jurisdiction” to order Presley to retroactively pay child support, if it’s determined that a waiver of spousal support contained in a 2007 post-nuptial agreement between Presley and Lockwood is not valid.
A conference on the validity of the 2007 agreement is scheduled for April 10, the court papers indicate.
The particulars of Presley and Lockwood’s divorce proceedings got a very public and ugly airing earlier this year, when a February filing by Presley stated that Lockwood “was discovered to have hundreds of inappropriate photos of children and is facing allegations of sexual abuse and neglect.”
The papers stated that the Beverly Hills Police Department executed a search warrant and removed “more than 80” of Lockwood’s devices. In a declaration, Presley stated, “My understanding is that Tennessee law enforcement is also conducting an investigation related to the photos and videos that I discovered.”
Earlier this month, a spokesman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation told TheWrap that, the agency never opened an official investigation into the matter, he added that the FBI is no longer looking into the matter, and did not determine that a crime had been committed.
“Barring any new potential evidence or information … we have concluded our involvement in this matter,” bureau spokesman Josh DeVine said. “We have not been able to determine a crime occurred in Tennessee.”
Presley and Lockwood were married in January 2006. Presley filed for divorce from Lockwood in June 2016.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.