Research indicates that money problems are the number one predictor of failed marriages. Before partners are married, they should be fully transparent with one another about debts, income, savings, retirement, and the like. Also, the partners should engage in conversations and exercises that truly explore financial compatibility and incompatibility. Agreements about accounts – shared, solo, or otherwise – should be discussed and established before the marriage is underway. Remember, most family courts recognized “marital debts and assets.” If the parties are unwilling to find common ground on financial issues, the court will establish common ground for you.