According to research, student loan debts may cause problems other than just accumulating massive debt. As is common with financial struggles in general, a heavy student loan debt load can create a lot of stress in a marriage relationship. Researchers have known for years that money problems, such as debt, causes stress in marital relationships. However, the most recent study shows that student debts are more harmful in that regard than other types of financial obligations. The Student Loan Hero study found that 33% of student borrowers believed their divorces were caused by money problems, with 1 out of every 8 students blaming his or her student loans for causing marital issues leading to divorce.
When you are married and live in the State of Texas, there are rules that automatically apply to your marriage unless you enter into an formal agreement known as a premarital agreement (before marriage) or marital property agreement (after marriage). Here is a list of common rules spouses are often "surprised" to learn apply to them: