The first question I always get is, “If I get married to this person with all this debt, does it become my debt?” The answer is, no, not at all. Marriage does not bind you to someone else’s debt. Where the problem becomes is when you come into the bankruptcy world, and you have to look at the household income and expenses. If you’re going to enter into a new relationship and they have debt problems, work with them on getting their debt problems resolved before getting married. If you’re already married, you can still work on the debt problems together.