Back on December 17, 2020, the high-profile lawsuit involving the family members of the late singer/actress Hara came to an end, with the court ordering Hara's father to claim 6 parts of the star's fortune, while the mother would claim 4 parts, instead of the traditional 5:5.
Simultaneously, Hara's older brother Goo Ho In has actively sought to pass a new law coined as the 'Goo Hara Act', a law declaring that parents who failed to fulfill their duties of proper child-raising should have no claims to a child's fortune or property after the child's passing.
Then, during a recent meeting featuring members of the national Cabinet, members drew up plans for 'The 4th Plan of Action for the Basis of a Healthy Family', which formally included the 'Goo Hara Act'.
'The 4th Plan of Action for the Basis of a Healthy Family' will serve as a core policy of the 21st National Assembly of South Korea for the next 5 years in the field of family and home matters.
According to the 'Goo Hara Act', the procedure through which a parent may lose their right to claim their child's fortunes consists of evaluating the parent for potential violations in fulfilling their parental roles, neglecting the child, demonstrating laziness, or committing crimes including abuse and mistreatment. If an individual is suspected of such, relatives of the child may request an investigation into a parent's right to claim the remaining fortunes. If found guilty of any of the above, the 'Goo Hara Act' will effectively ban any parents from unfairly claiming their child's possessions in court.
The '4th Plan of Action for the Basis of a Healthy Family', including the 'Goo Hara Act', was passed by the Cabinet during a meeting overseen by the President, back on April 27.