Lisa Marie Presley's payments to ex limited to legal fees

A judge ordered Elvis Presley's daughter to pay $50,000 (in monthly $10K increments) to cover the unemployed guitarist's legal fees until a trial determines the validity of the exes' 2006 post-nuptial agreement. Online. Lockwood had also requested $40,000 a month in spousal support, contending he has no income.

After the court ruling, "Extra" caught up with Lisa Marie's lawyer, who said, "The judge made some interesting decisions".

Mark Gross, representing Presley, said his client earned 100,000 dollars (£80,000) a month and faced huge debts and expenses to pay for the care of their eight-year-old twin daughters.

"Lisa Marie is just disgusting and Priscilla is pissed off at her for doing all this", sniped the source, calling Elvis' daughter "such a drama queen".

In those documents, Presley accuses Lockwood, a musician, of child neglect and possessing "inappropriate" and "disturbing" images and video of their twin girls. The twins are now being cared for by Presley's mother, Priscilla, after officials at California's Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) were called in to investigate the alleged discovery of indecent photos and videos of minors on Lockwood's computer. Leaving him without money from Presley "just leaves Mr. Lockwood in this continuing state of poverty".

Gross contended that Lockwood hasn't been looking for work and should apply to be a music teacher or work at Guitar Center. She also said in court filings that she has been living with her adult daughter and has been in a treatment facility for undisclosed reasons since moving from Tennessee to California previous year.

Lockwood has denied any wrongdoing and branded Presley's claims "highly sensational, inaccurate and unproven".

"There is lots of confusion, commotion and concern from all the talk circulating", she wrote. "The girls have been with me and will be until all this is sorted out".

  • Jacqueline Ellis