When California parents get a divorce, it is generally important to keep both parents in the child's life even if the child does not live with one of them. If one parent places the child in danger, this is an exception, but if the parents simply disagree about how to raise the child or think the other is not a particularly good parent, this is not a sufficient reason.
Finding an affordable place to live in California challenges people under the best of circumstances, and the emotional and financial strains of divorce complicate the issue. Regardless of the difficulties, the divorce process involves one or both parties moving out of the marital home. Deciding where to live after a divorce requires a person to evaluate carefully financial resources, future goals and family needs.