Lisa Marie Presley’s court battle with her fourth husband over custody of their twin 11-year-old daughters entered its second day Tuesday after a judge heard testimony from a psychologist on Monday.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman is conducting the non-jury trial pitting Presley against Michael Lockwood in a closed session because minors are involved. As was the case Monday, the children of Elvis Presley’s 52-year-old daughter and the 59-year-old Lockwood were not present.
According to media reports on a recent court filing that has since been sealed, Lockwood alleges that he is so concerned that Presley will have such a great difficulty after the July 12 suicide of 27-year-old Benjamin Keough, her son from her first marriage to musician Danny Keough, that he wants primary custody of their twin daughters, Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love.
Presley and her bodyguard, both walking briskly, entered the courtroom just as Tuesday’s proceedings were set to start.
According to minutes written by the judge’s clerk, Monday’s proceedings included testimony from Mary Lund, a psychologist who has done more than 600 child custody evaluations, according to the website of her business, Lund & Strachan.
The judge also accepted as evidence a child custody evaluation report, made rulings in pretrial motions and heard opening statements from both sides, the minutes stated.
Presley, who also has an adult daughter named Riley, filed for divorce in June 2016, 10 years after she and Lockwood married.