Husband left, filed for divorce, not supportive

A female friend's husband filed for divorce, and left her and three kids, 9, 14, and 16, to go live with his parents. She has been a stay at home mom since the oldest was born 16 years ago, and has no source of income until she can get a job. He is suddenly playing "father of the year" with the kids after mostly neglecting them for all their lives. His mentally and verbally abusive, and barely leaving her anything to live on. She is currently staying in the family home, but will have to move out soon. She needs money to pay an attorney ($4700) and operating expenses for herself and the kids till the divorce is final, which will take several months. She is an a amazing, loving, nurturing mother. Please help her. He won't!
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