Greetings. Yes, you are still legally married. You should speak with a tax expert (such as an accountant) concerning how to file for your taxes. I think that you can either filed married (with your husband) or married filing separately.
No, you cannot throw out his stuff, as that will be dissipation, waste, conversion, or destruction of marital or separate assets and you will be held liable for the value of the same. So, now you are going to tell me that it is all worthless crap. Yes, it may be, but you cannot now throw it out. Call him and tell him to come pick it up. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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