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should we be filing as married for the year? Or as married for part of it? If so, what are the benefits to filing separately? We both have 100k+ incomes so won't get any benefit from combining allowances I assume.

Yes, you should file as married for the whole year. (There's no such thing as "married for part of the year" for tax purposes).

There are almost no benefits to filing separately unless you're in one of the few states with a huge marriage penalty. You lose more than you gain.

We bought our home as Tenants in the Entirety so that should be ok,

Nope; one's share in real property is included in one's taxable estate. Don't rely on your intuition when planning your estate; a lot of estate planning issues are surprisingly unintuitive.
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