Family Law

Family Law

1999 - 2002, Comedy, Drama, Reality
An attorney and a mother juggles family life with her practice.

Episode Guide

  • Family Law - Alienation of Affection (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Alienation of Affection

    Joe and Emily help a bride-to-be who refuses to sign a pre-nuptial agreement, accusing her fiance of infidelity.

  • Family Law - Ties That Bind (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Ties That Bind

    Randi's cousin is accused of abusing her mother, an elderly woman with Alzheimer's disease; Lynn's daughter is suspended from school.

  • Family Law - Admissions (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:


    Randi believes discrimination was involved in the case of a bright student who was denied admission to a university.

  • Family Law - Once Removed (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Once Removed

    Lynn helps a man maintain custody of his children when his estranged wife argues he is an unfit parent.

  • Family Law - Big Brother (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Big Brother

    Joe enlists Viveca's assistance in arguing for visitation rights with an 8-year-old boy he has been mentoring for three years.

  • Family Law - Celano v. Foster (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Celano v. Foster

    Joe sues the state's Board of Education when a black teacher is fired for failing a standardized test.

  • Family Law - Children of a Lesser Dad (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Children of a Lesser Dad

    Lynn fights for a parolee's right to father a child even though it violates his probation; Joe defends a Vietnam veteran charged with driving a motorized wheelchair while intoxicated.

  • Family Law - Arlene's Choice (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Arlene's Choice

    A pregnant woman wants to induce labor early to use the baby's stem cells to save her sick 8-year-old son.

  • Family Law - To Protect and to Serve (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    To Protect and to Serve

    After an associate is caught in gangster gunfire while visiting a client, the firm sues the local police department.

  • Family Law - Blood and Water (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Blood and Water

    Rex breaks his own rule about representing children when a youth fights the dissolution of his adoption.

  • Family Law - Angel's Flight (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Angel's Flight

    Lynn handles a custody battle on Christmas Day; Emily and Rex help a man who was turned down for a job because of his height.

  • Family Law - Sex, Lies and the Internet (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Sex, Lies and the Internet

    Emily helps a woman whose husband violated their prenuptial agreement by having an affair with a woman online; Randi helps a judge who was suspended for lying on his resume.

  • Family Law - No Options (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    No Options

    Randi helps a depressed woman charged with murder after leaving her children in a locked, sweltering car.

  • Family Law - Security (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:


    The entire firm is placed on the case of a U.S. citizen who is arrested and charged with espionage after a neighbor reports him as a suspicious-looking Arab.

  • Family Law - All in the Family (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    All in the Family

    Lynn agrees to help her neighbor when his mistress seeks child support; Joe and Viveca try and help a mother regain custody of her child.

  • Family Law - Sacrifices (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:


    A couple fights to keep custody of their 14 children; a man wants to continue receiving child support from his ex-wife even though she plans to quit her job after her new baby is born.

  • Family Law - Against All Odds (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Against All Odds

    Joe is injured when a client's son makes crystal meth using the faulty formula he got from a book on the subject, and Rex decides to sue the publisher of the book.

  • Family Law - My Brothers' Keeper (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    My Brothers' Keeper

    Joe places the firm at risk when a 16-year-old boy seeks custody of his two younger brothers following the death of their mother.

  • Family Law - Obligations (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:


    A teenager is arrested for vandalizing property, but Viveca discovers the girl has been repeatedly molested by her mother's boyfriend.

  • Family Law - Moving On (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Moving On

    A custody battle becomes a race issue when Randi and Emily help a parolee prove that she is a fit mother after a white couple decide they want to adopt her children.

  • Family Law - Irreparable Harm (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Irreparable Harm

    Lynn fights for a 9-year-old girl to receive experimental medication to stop her cancer from spreading; the firm forces Joe to drop a pro bono case for a paying client.

  • Family Law - Planting Seeds (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    Planting Seeds

    Lynn emancipates a 15-year-old girl from her abusive parents, saving the youth from a life of prostitution; Danni and Joe take on a unique custody case.

  • Family Law - Clemency (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:


    With Lynn leading the way, the firm fights tooth and nail to stop the execution of a 19-year-old who was convicted five years earlier of shooting up his school.

  • Family Law - Recovery (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:


    A shocking death forces Randi into a very difficult decision; Danni backs up a famous musician planning to open a rehabilitation center for the poor in Beverly Hills.

  • Family Law - Americans (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:


    Lynn and Joe represent a woman in a custody battle against her ex-husband and an American Indian Reservation.

  • Family Law - Bringing Up Babies (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Bringing Up Babies

    Complications arise when Randi accepts the case of a woman who left her newborn on the steps of Holt & Associates after Lynn turned it down.

  • Family Law - The Gay Divorcee (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    The Gay Divorcee

    Lynn and Joe represent a gay man in a custody battle with his partner for their two adopted children.

  • Family Law - Safe at Home (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Safe at Home

    Lynn helps a friend retain custody of her son after he accidentally shoots and kills his older brother with his mother's handgun.

  • Family Law - Soul Custody (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Soul Custody

    Danni and Randi represent an Orthodox Jewish woman in a custody battle against her devout Christian ex-husband.

  • Family Law - The Liars' Club (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    The Liars' Club

    The U.S. attorney seizes the firm's files because of possible affiliation with Joe's money-laundering.

  • Family Law - The Liars' Club (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    The Liars' Club

    When Joe defends a college student on bogus drug charges, he finds himself the victim of a sting operation.

  • Family Law - The Quality of Mercy (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Quality of Mercy

    Lynn defends a man on trial for the mercy killing of his dying wife; Viveca sues a landlord for denying her tenancy.

  • Family Law - Separation (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:


    Randi and Joe battle for a couple who oppose their hospital's decision to separate their Siamese twins, an operation which could put the life of one child in jeopardy.

  • Family Law - Film at Eleven (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Film at Eleven

    Lynn battles a local television station, suing them for exploitation after cameramen refuse to intervene when a mob assaults her and then use the footage on the news.

  • Family Law - Intentions (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:


    Danni defends a woman whose alcoholism causes her to lose her unborn child; Lynn fights a difficult palimony case for a prostitute.

  • Family Law - Generations (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:


    A restraining order jeopardizes a woman's custody of her children.

  • Family Law - Echoes (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:


    The lawyers band together to sue the man they believe murdered Andres' father and tortured his mother.

  • Family Law - Family Values (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Family Values

    Joe and Lynn face a moral conflict during a trial over a kidney transplant recipient; Danni defends a chimpanzee in a custody case.

  • Family Law - For Love (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    For Love

    Rex's schizophrenic brother throws a man in front of an oncoming car; Randi and Lynn fight to bring Andrs back to the United States.

  • Family Law - Telling Lies (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Telling Lies

    Joe and Danni bring a class-action suit against the Department of Child Services.

  • Family Law - Telling Lies (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Telling Lies

    A shocked Danni voices concerns when a troubled 9-year-old is mistreated in a foster home and the Department of Child Services ignores her pleas.

  • Family Law - Going Home (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Going Home

    Danni and Randi face off in a custody battle; Rex helps free his destitute brother from a psychiatric ward.

  • Family Law - Affairs of the State (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Affairs of the State

    Lynn's friend, who is dying of a brain tumor, begs Lynn to help her get a quick divorce from her husband, a politician trying to use her condition to squeeze out sympathy votes.

  • Family Law - One Mistake (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    One Mistake

    Lynn struggles with the shocking knowledge that the client she is representing in a custody battle sexually abused his child; Randi gets closer to a history-making case.

  • Family Law - The Choice (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Choice

    Lynn defends her neighbors in a custody battle for their adopted son.

  • Family Law - Possession Is Nine Tenths of the Law (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Possession Is Nine Tenths of the Law

    A Roman Catholic priest is accused of beating a woman into a coma during an exorcism; Andres faces deportation.

  • Family Law - Love and Money (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Love and Money

    Randi helps a mentally impaired couple to retain custody of their child; Rex has unexpected guilt pangs; Lynn resumes a purely physical relationship with Michael.

  • Family Law - Second Chance (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Second Chance

    Randi faces another jail sentence when she resists arrest and assaults an officer; Lynn's client denies physically abusing his wife and children; a man sues for custody of a dummy.

  • Family Law - The Witness (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    The Witness

    Randi and Rex realize that one of their clients, a street-tough gang member, is about to murder his college-bound brother.

  • Family Law - Playing God (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Playing God

    Lynn (Kathleen Quinlan) wrestles with a case involving a drug addict who was coerced into being sterilized. With Julie Warner, Dixie Carter and Christopher McDonald. Guest star: Donna Hanover.

  • Family Law - Necessity (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:


    A social worker is arrested for kidnapping a boy from his abusive parents; an elderly woman distributes inexpensive prescription drugs from Mexico.

  • Family Law - Metamorphosis (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:


    Rex's estranged wife (Bo Derek) shows up with a new boyfriend; Randi reunites with her daughter; Lynn kidnaps a judge.

  • Family Law - Are You My Father? (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Are You My Father?

    A popular television minister may be the father of an illegitimate child; a transsexual fights for child custody.

  • Family Law - A Mother's Son (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    A Mother's Son

    A teenage killer's adoptive parents are sued for negligence; a woman divorces her husband before revealing she won the lottery.

  • Family Law - Stealing Home (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Stealing Home

    A woman resurfaces after two years of being on the run with her young daughter; Danni's client sues a hairdresser who refused to cut her hair.

  • Family Law - Human Error (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Human Error

    A man attempts to regain custody of his daughter after serving time for murdering his wife; Viveca finds employment with Rex after passing the bar exam.

  • Family Law - Media Relations (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Media Relations

    Lynn and Rex join forces to defend a 10-year-old boy accused of murder; Danni and Don come to a crossroads in their relationship; Randi's client believes his estranged wife cast a spell on him.

  • Family Law - Decisions (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:


    Lynn must decide whether an AIDS-stricken boy will be administered life-prolonging drugs; Danni defends her father when he causes a car accident; Rex unknowingly becomes the subject of a filmmaker's documentary.

  • Family Law - Four Drops of Blood (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Four Drops of Blood

    Rex defends a mother accused of shaking her baby to death; Randi fights to save a dog's job; Lynn lowers her standards by searching for clients.

  • Family Law - Holt vs. Holt (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Holt vs. Holt

    Lynn's opposing counsel in a wrongful termination case turns out to be her ex-husband; Lynn and Michael argue over who will get the children for Thanksgiving.

  • Family Law - The Fourth Trimester (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Fourth Trimester

    Against Lynn's wishes, Danni represents a wealthy basketball player who refuses to pay child support; Lynn does whatever it takes to collect a payment.

  • Family Law - Games (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    Lynn represents an immigrant wanted for a robbery in Afghanistan; children don't want their parents to attend soccer games; Andres is hurt by Lisa's dismissive treatment.

  • Family Law - The Nanny (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Nanny

    Lynn's ethics and feelings make a custody case difficult; Rex's estranged brother appears; Danni represents an obnoxious, elderly actor.

  • Family Law - The List (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The List

    Lynn's client wants to have his troubled daughter committed to a mental institution; Danni breaks up with Don and swears off all men.

  • Family Law - Prisoners (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    Randi is reminded of her past when she defends a former prison guard charged with rape; Lynn negotiates a divorce settlement for a teen actor; Danni must prepare a prenuptial agreement for her ex-boyfriend.

  • Family Law - All God's Creatures (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    All God's Creatures

    Lynn represents a woman whose ex-husband is teaching their children racism; Rex represents an animal-rights activist; Danni gets a visit from her ex-boyfriend.

  • Family Law - Damages (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    Lynn represents the parents of a child with Down syndrome who are suing the doctor for negligence; Lynn cares for her sick son as she divorces her husband.

  • Family Law - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    An attorney and a mother tries to keep her law firm and family together when her husband leaves with the majority of the practice.