Subsequent the plea date, both Kim Hyun Joong and Choi's sides revealed that "the paternity lawsuit will be retracted." Kim Hyun Joong's attorney Lee Jae Man told Star News, "The paternity lawsuit [between Kim Hyun Joong and Choi] has wrapped up."
Lee elaborated, "The courts ruled that [Kim Hyun Joong and Choi] will have joint custodial rights over the child. The child's caretaker was not designated. Though the parental rights have been ruled as joint custody, there could be another lawsuit from the plaintiff's side for sole custodial rights over the child. We foresee another lawsuit related to the parental rights in the future."
The lawsuit from Choi for alimony, parental/caretaker rights, and child support was withdrawn based on the court's stance that they could not make a ruling on the lawsuit as it was filed not in Choi's but the child's name.
Choi's attorney, Sun Jong Moon of Sun and Partners, reportedly stated, "The paternity lawsuit has terminated, and the rest of [the issues] will be taken care of at a later time."