“Goo Hara Act” has been officially passed, her cruel mother will not be eligible to access the inheritance.
Her brother hopes this will make the parents responsible for taking care of their children.
On December 1, 2020, the “Goo Hara Act” was officially passed by the Korean National Assembly. During an ongoing legal battle between Goo Hara’s brother, Goo Ho In, and their mother over the deceased singer’s inheritance rights, the “Goo Hara Act” was officially approved into law. The act would limit survivors’ pensions or inheritance to families who fail to fulfill their parenting duties.
The act was suggested by her brother shortly after Goo Hara’s death, when their mother claimed half of her inheritance. This made netizens extremely outraged when fans learned that Goo Hara and her brother were both raised by their grandmother and aunt. It is known that their mothers abandoned them when they were children. After her death, her absent mother filed a lawsuit claiming for 50% of Goo Hara’s inheritance rights because she believes she has the right to inherit the property as her biological mother.
Prior to this act, Korean law provided that a parent would have the right to inherit their children after their death, even if the parents abandoned them. With the approval of the “Goo Hara Act”, this will make parents accountable for taking care of their children.
This is a great victory for Goo Ho In and for the deceased Goo Hara.