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It depends on what kind of order it is.
In most cases, the court will sign the order as soon as they issue it.
Orders are effective at the time the court issues them, and the parties should conduct themselves accordingly. But if the court has issued a "tentative" order and you are waiting for a formal written order to distribute assets, etc. you are probably going to need to wait for a formal signed order before you can get third parties such as banks, etc. to act on it.