Kim Hyunjoong refuted allegations of non-payment of child support expenses for out-of-wedlock children
Singer Kim Hyunjoong expressed his position on non-payment of child support expenses for out-of-wedlock children.
Kim Hyun-joong’s agency, Henecia, refuted YouTuber Lee Jin-ho’s claim in an official press release on November 30 that “he has never paid child support to an out-of-wedlock confirmed as a parent.”
The agency said, “The confirmation of the paternity was a necessary process for Kim Hyun-joong to be legally recognized. In the video, Kim Hyun-joong talks as if he asked for paternity confirmation to deny the child’s paternity, but the two were not married, so once Kim Hyun-joong is legally recognized as the child’s biological father, he can fight for custody, pay child support, or conduct interview negotiations. In other words, in order for Kim Hyun-joong to be able to pay child support or apply for interview negotiations with his child, he had to be legally recognized as the child’s biological father. He argued that interview negotiations, child support disputes, and payment of child support expenses in case of non-parenting should all be recognized as biological parents.
Regarding child support, Choi still demanded a high amount of child support during the adjustment, but the court decided to temporarily pay 2 million won before the final decision, and Kim Hyun-joong continues to pay 2 million won. This was neither the amount set by Kim Hyun-joong nor the amount demanded by Choi. He explained that the submission of income evidence data and the final decision of 1.6 million won for child support were made through the family court’s mediation process.
Meanwhile, the paternity relationship between Kim Hyun-joong and Choi was confirmed in 2015. At that time, Kim Hyun-joong said, “I will fulfill my responsibility as a father because my child has been confirmed.”
In February this year, he announced his marriage with a non-celebrity lover and was born in October.