Previously, Goo Ho In, the brother of the late Goo Hara, started a petition for a “Goo Hara Act” after a legal dispute over Goo Hara’s inheritance within the family began.
On April 2, Goo Ho In wrote a lengthy article on an online community explaining the situation. He explained how their mother abandoned them when they were still young and that they had only had each other to lean on. He also wrote that he “pretended to sill be with his mother to avoid being an outcast.”
He also said that Goo Hara “attempted suicide several times even before” and every time it happened, he ran to take care of little sister. “During the treatment, we were told that it might be better for her if she meets our mother, so we finally faced her after asking around for a while. But it only made things worse,” he recalled back to the time.
He then said that his mother is seeking out for Goo Hara’s inheritance. He wrote, “I know that even if the law is revised or a new law is created, it does not apply to my case. But if this will prevent parents who have abandoned their child care obligations and show up later to claim the inheritance, that’s enough for me.” He also continued, “I just hope that the name of the law will be called the ‘Goo Hara Act.’ This is the last task left by my sister. I want to leave a story as an older brother that the society has improved even a little bit because of my little sister.”
Due to current law, even parents who did not personally raise or provide for their children are able to receive their inheritance, except in extremely rare cases such as murder or the falsification of a will.
Goo Ho In and his lawyer are working on establishing a “Goo Hara Act” that expands the reasons for disqualification to an inheritance to include those who are substantially negligent of their duties of supporting/caring direct ancestors or direct descendants.
On April 3, the petition reached 100,000 agreements. Therefore, it has been submitted to a standing committee of the Nation Assembly for a review.