I've spent the last two weeks in ICU with my 43 year-old husband. He had a brain aneurysm burst on November 21st. It's been rough, but he is recovering quickly. He had a grade 4 bleed. (the worst) There is a possibility that I can take him home this week.
We've never had a joint checking account. We each had separate bills and bank accounts because that's what worked for us. In this situation it presented a problem. I had no idea what he owed and when it was paid. If you are in a similar situation with a spouse, please write down your passwords for each other!
Luckily, within three or four days he was able to tell me, before anything was past-due. Even with the passwords it was quite a puzzle to recreate his schedule when I was mentally not all there because of all we'd been through.