McKee owned a Palmdale house with her domestic partner, but she moved out of that house years before filing her bankruptcy petition because, she said, the domestic partner who lived there was abusive to her.  Because McKee did not live in the house and did not intend to return to live in it (at least so long as the domestic partner lived there), she could not claim a homestead interest in the property under California law which contains no exception for situations in which it is allegedly impossible for the debtor to live in the house.