Intuit doesnt hold files in queue for IRS filing.
The free filing site is probably part of the IRS testing and hers may very well get pulled in prior to 2./12. Not really many options for you. I know we all want to do what's best for our clients, but we also have to accept that we can't take on clients personal situations as our problems..
This is something they really need to get worked out in the courts, so this scramble to file first doesnt happen each year.