Alliance for Children Concerned About Move-Aways
(ACCAMA) believes that children’s need for
frequent and meaningful contact with both
parents after a divorce is paramount. ACCAMA was
organized on July 11, 2004 for the purpose of
defeating SB 730, which would have abrogated the
California Supreme Court’s decision in In re
Marriage of LaMusga (2004). Under SB 730, it
would be very difficult for a non-custodial
parent to prevent his or her children from being
moved hundreds or thousands of miles away.
ACCAMA's campaign was successful, and SB 730 was
withdrawn on August 16, 2004. The campaign also
drew wide media coverage.
current campaign is in
opposition to SB 1482, a
new bill that has been introduced into the
California Senate which will make it
more difficult for children of
divorce to retain the loving bonds they share
with both parents.
that there are some situations where custodial
parents should be allowed to move, particularly
in cases of dire economic need or domestic
violence, or when noncustodial parents show
little interest in their children or do not
avail themselves of their visitation time. What
ACCAMA opposes are frivolous, selfish,
vindictive, or bad faith moves which tear
children away from loving noncustodial parents.
ACCAMA urges all
those concerned about the welfare of children to
take action to
oppose SB 1482.
addition to ACCAMA, numerous other
organizations are opposed to SB 1482.