The late Goo Hara’s older brother Goo Ho In gained some victory in the lawsuit against his mother.
On Dec 17, the Gwangju Family Court issued a partial citation regarding the inheritance lawsuits Goo Ho In filed against his birth mother. Such a ruling was made after the court took into account that the father raised the kids alone for about 12 years without the mother’s help.
Goo Ho In’s lawyer Noh Jong Un released an official statement, in which he wrote, “The Gwangju Family Court determined that the contribution of the survivors was at 20% on Dec 18. As a result, the late Goo Hara’s inheritance will be split 6:4 instead of 5:5 between the family and the mother.”
He then stressed that the court’s judgment, while not entirely what they hoped for, is a major step forward from the current system of law, in which the “Goo Hara Act” has not yet been passed, and added, “Without the ‘Goo Hara Act,’ it is practically impossible to take away their inheritance right from the parents who have abandoned their children. In that sense, we need to pass the ‘Goo Hara Act.’”