Even if she doesn't get anything from the will, since they were in the middle of a divorce, shouldn't she still receive some sort of settlement that she would have received when the divorce was finalized?
It stands to reason that if the divorce is/was not final, then she becomes the sole owner of any property they held either in joint tenancy or tenancy in common... It could be that with sufficient encumbrance, ownership of such property has no value, but that's hard to figure.
If she's got the keys to the house, who is going to take any personal property, including his, from her? Good ol' 'possession is 9/10ths of the law...
Life insurance? It'd probably be an old policy and she might not be listed as a beneficiary.
Two of his five children are deceased, so I guess the survivors get a bigger share.
It would be my guess that her only real leverage is to threaten oodles of litigation if they don't cut her a piece of the puny two million dollar pie. I would be amused if attorneys on both sides ended up getting most of the money.
Would an attorney take her side of this on a contingency basis?