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.

Lockwood has requested $40,000 a month in spousal support and wanted $100,000 for his legal fees, according to documents obtained by the Daily Mail .

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

Meanwhile, the former couple's twins Finley and Harper are hanging out with grandma, Priscilla Presley.

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, file photo, Lisa Marie Presley arrives at the 46th Annual Country Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Elvis Presley's daughter filed for divorce from Michael Lockwood, her husband of 10 years, in June (16), citing irreconcilable differences.

It is Presley's fourth divorce after she was previously married to the late pop star Michael Jackson, actor Nicolas Cage and musician Danny Keough.

Jeff Sturman, representing Lockwood, said his client faced "a continual state of poverty with no means to pay living expenses whatsoever" if Presley did not provide spousal support. Presley's lawyers argued that Lockwood could look for work, but has failed to do so.

"She still owes the government over one million dollars (£804,000) for 2015 alone", Mr Gross said.

Lockwood gave up his career and worked for Presley before their breakup, according to court documents.

Their breakup has grown messy in recent weeks, with Presley disclosing her money trouble.

She contends the children's court proceeding was initiated after she discovered photos and "disturbing" video on her husband's computer. "The girls have been with me and will be until all this is sorted out".