Many people are under the common misunderstanding that one has to wait a full year in New York to file for divorce. It is possible to file for divorce immediately, depending on the grounds one uses as the basis for the divorce. If you use the Separation Agreement as the grounds, then a one-year requirement is necessary, and nothing stops your spouse from filing for divorce under different grounds during that one year.
If you are living in the New York City metropolitan area, please call me at 212-370-1660 to arrange for an appointment to discuss the matter at greater length. I strongly suggest you consider mediating your divorce with this office to resolve your concerns.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions