The three sons of missing Munster ophthalmologist Promila Mehta-Paul vying to be named legal guardians have resolved their dispute and agreed to a third party guardian.
Lake County Circuit Court Judge George Paras will hear the sons’ pleadings at 1 p.m. today in Crown Point. On March 24 Dr. Mehta-Paul, vanished along with her gold Toyota Rav4 and has not been seen since.
Guardianship is a legal proceeding in which someone is named responsible to the court to handle personal, medical or financial matters for someone.
In July Mehta-Paul’s oldest son, Paresh Paul, 38, under the name Paul Fontaine filed for legal permission to become the executor of his mother’s guardianship estate. Last week Munster police said they now believe Mehta-Paul is dead and named Paresh Paul as a “person of interest” in her disappearance. However, police officials have not named him as a suspect or charged him, though Police Chief Stephen Scheckel said police believe Paresh Paul was involved in his mother’s disappearance.
At the request of Mehta-Paul’s younger brothers, John D. Argus and his Munster-based company, American Management Systems International filed a petition Sept. 13 to be appointed legal guardian of Mehta-Paul’s estate, which includes her Highland eye specialty practice and her Munster home in the Twin Creek neighborhood. That set the stage for a public family battle, which apparently has now been averted.
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Note: Our feature story today indicates a guardian has not been assigned in this case.