Hallo User can't sleep either? I just read elsewhere in the Divorce threads you can apply or do a finance thing after Absolute. I didn't know because that's not the plan for my case. Hmmmm....wonder why your ex wants one now!
It does take a few weeks...is this the first stage, so you will get a decree Nisi declared, then after minimum 6 weeks 'cooling off period' stbxh can apply for absolute, with the finance agreement. Court turns Nisi plus agreement into Order plus Absolute. But this takes another few weeks...you are talking at least 3 months total I think good luck!!