Young couples, alas, have high odds of ending up in divorce. How can they order their financial lives to stave off a split, and protect themselves if one happens? Many times, couples do not have financial discussions before they get married. However, arguing about money is the top predictor of divorce, according to a 2012 study published in Family Relations. Typically, financial matters are not a topic of discussion for a young couple in the midst of wedding planning — but they should be.