Joint accounts are a nightmare when you are dealing with powers of attorney. Both partners have to agree to have the same attorneys.
My uncle and aunt named their attorneys separately, fortunately both chose the same person for one attorney. Otherwise every document/cheque etc had to have the signatures of one of each partner's attorneys, which when you do not live near each other can be difficult.
I was the one living nearest to the couple involved so dealt with the day to day care and incurred most of the expenditure. When I needed a bill paid I had a choice, sign the cheque and send it to Italy for the other attorney to sign and wait for it to come back or send the invoice to the common attorney to use the cheque books she had.
Nervous about grandchild's birth - it freaks me out
Retired husband is driving me crazy - not depressed, just lazy
Beloved dog put to sleep - dealing with pet loss