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Any will contest would have to be filed in the local Surrogate court in the county where father lived as that is the court that would have jurisdiction.
Once the probate case is filed, the will would be filed along with it and everything becomes a public document so anyone can get a copy of it from the Surrogate court clerk.
If the wife files a will for probate and opens a probate case, then that is the time that you would file any will contest if you have grounds to challenge the validity of the will.