If the grounds for the divorce are based on the executed separation
Agreement, then they will have to wait the full year. It is possible, however, to
file under other grounds which will permit the couple to get divorced immediately,
without waiting the year.
If your friend is living in the NYC metro area, have him call me at 212-370-1660 to arrange for a meeting to discuss this matter and to mediate his divorce.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions