A trial court cannot order one spouse to pay the student loans of the other spouse which were incurred before the marriage. The Houston First Court of Appeals has ruled:
The obligation to pay the loans arose before marriage and should be treated as Sophia’s separate debt-separate debt that could not be assigned to the non-incurring spouse. Accordingly, we conclude the trial court erred in assigning Sophia’s premarital student loan debt to Albert because that student loan debt constituted Sophia’s separate debt.
Love v. Love, 217 S.W.3d 33, 35 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 2006, no pet.).