I am getting divorced and have a joint account for household bills with my STBXH. I am staying in the house and will be taking on the bank account and all the bills so they are in in my sole name.
Some of the bills eg utilities are in joint names and some are in his name.
Do we change the account to a sole name account first then tell all the dd providers that the utility accounts should become solely my name? Will the bank allow dds to stay in place that are in his name on the account till we change these over?
I had this issue. Some companies will not let you take over the bills as you are not on the account. It actually worked better for me to set up my own accounts with those providers as l got "new customer" discounts
Can you remove a (non-dead) person from a joint account? HSBC wouldn't allow us to change a joint account to some name even with both of us consenting. We had to close it and open some new ones. My late-DH had the same with Barclays.