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I can confirm that it may well be that if you applied for decree absolute that the note that you provided with your application might not prevent the decree absolute.
I say this because the decree absolute is often dealt with administratively by a court officer and not a Judge.
In any event If the finances are not progressing at mediation / through negotiation then you need to consider issuing your application at court for a financial order. If your wife doesnt engage with such proceedings then the court can sanction non compliance.
It is also wise to put your wife's solicitor on notice that you intend to apply for decree absolute. This will likely ensure their compliance and also prevent them seeking a costs order against you if they make an application to prevent decree absolute at this stage whilst the finances are still ongoing.
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