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It is the Executors duty to notify all beneficiaries of their due entitlement in a reasonable amount of time. As your husband's stepmother died only yesterday, it would be normal for the Executors to sort out the funeral first, and then contact the beneficiaries, and this would be deemed reasonable.
On a general point, a Will is a private document, and can only be seen by the Executors and beneficiaries. However, the Will becomes a public document onceProbate has been granted. (Probate is required if the Estate is over £5-10,000).
Depending on th ecomplexity of the Estate, Probate is normally issued 3-6 months after the date of death. A copy of the Will can then be applied for via Leeds Probate Registry.
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Any monies/estate left in your Husband's estate to his wife would have been hers to do with as she pleased. Therefore, legally, there is no guarantee that she will have put in her Willthose specific instructions that your father in law had requested.