Let's say your wife just finished eight years of medical school, which resulted in $100,000 in student loan debt, and now she's about to start her career as a doctor. However, today she told you that she wants a divorce because she fell in love with a fellow medical student.
After the dust settles around the emotional shock of losing your spouse to another man, you start to wonder about that $100,000 in debt. Debts incurred during the course and scope of marriage are divisible, right? Are you going to be on the hook to assume $50,000 in debt for a medical degree that never benefited you?