Fiance has $390,000 in student loan debt. How on earth do we start to pay this back?

Talk to somebody and find a good legal way to shield your income and assets before you get married. If the trust is really there, have her gift you any valuable assets she might own if that can be legally done. I'm definitely not an expert; but since you're not partnered yet it seems perfectly reasonable that somebody who is could set up a strong trust, LLC, or some other entity that will work.

Then let the spouse's finances twist and pray for hyperinflation and/or a change in the laws that allows the loans to be written off in bankruptcy, which should not impact a truly isolated entity. Right, reddit?

Or maybe just shack up and make sure it doesn't become a common law marriage?

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