My father recently passed away. Hi wife, who is our stepmother, is still living. She lives in the house they purchased and paid off, and prior to his death, told my brother and I would we get 50% of it's value (25% for each of us). As stated in his will, my brother and I are the sole beneficiaries of his estate, including his half of the real estate they owned together. My brother has durable power of attorney over my father's estate. So, as far as the house proceeds go, does my father's 50% investment into their home get paid out to us now, or after our stepmother passes away? If it does get paid out now, how does that work?