I am currently separated from my husband of six years. He left our home with most of his belongings, including valuable music equipment. I would like to document the time he left our home so that it is clear when we separated, however not ready to file for divorce yet. Is there any benefit in filing a separation? I also wonder if I stay legally married in this separated state does it add more "time" to the marriage? Meaning if we are separated 2 years before we file for a divorce, will it make the length of our marriage 8 years? Or will that time be calculated based on the date we separated? I am concerned about alimony. We have children separately, however no common children.
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