My wife and I are leading separate lives financially. Though we live together, she contributes her share of the expenses monthly and is financially independent. She makes a lot less than me, but we filed a joint tax return last year. We are having differences now and may well end up in divorce soon. So for this years taxes, I am considering whether to file my taxes as "married filing separate". Would this filing status make a difference in splitting assets in divorce court? I am trying to show that since we're financially independent of each other, there's no reason she should be given any of my assets or income(alimony). There are no children involved.
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