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A disadvantage to moving out is that it can make it easier for the spouse that remains in the property to attempt to hide or otherwise waste marital assets. In terms of property distribution, however, no, your moving out does not effect this -- Washington is a community property state, meaning all the marital property will be divided equally in a divorce, absent an agreement by the parties.
The only other concern I have with you moving out is if he is also on the lease? If he is not on the lease, and you just move before your lease ends without the permission to terminate your lease early, you are in breach of contract, and the landlord could sue you for the remaining months. If he is on the lease with you and you move out, legally, you are still responsible. So, if he fails to make the rent payment on your current apartment, the landlord can still look to you for payment.
As for support, once the divorce is filed, you can file a motion with the court seeking temporary support while the divorce is ongoing, and the court, not your spouse, will decide how much he has to pay you based on his ability to pay and your need.
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