My wife and I are separated in NC. I moved out in Feb/08 and we have an agreement that was signed in the presence of a lawyer, but it was not court ordered, nor did the lawyer file a copy with the courts. We are still not divorced.
It would be a great benefit to us both if we could file our taxes for 2008 as a joint couple. We were in fact married at the end of 2008, but lived apart.
My question is can we legally file a joint return?