Family Law


Ties That Bind - Randi defends her cousin accused of abusing her elderly mother, and Joe aids a 16-year-old father's fight for custody.
After her husband leaves her and their law practice — taking all the clients with him — Lynn Holt (Kathleen Quinlan) is determined to build a successful family law firm from scratch. Joining her in this endeavor are ambulance-chasing attorney Rex Weller (Christopher McDonald); Danni Lipton (Julie Warner), the one lawyer who did not defect with Lynn’s ex-husband; and divorce attorney Randi King (Dixie Carter).
  • Season

S1/EP 1 - Pilot

Lynn Holt hires new attorneys to save her firm after her husband and partner leaves.

S1/EP 2 - Damages

Randi reveals a disturbing aspect of her past, and the others deal with family drama as clients sue a doctor and a sex-addicted wife.

S1/EP 3 - All God's Creatures

Danni's old flame asks her for help, and a couple argue over custody of their children when racism comes into play.

S1/EP 4 - Prisoners

Randi defends an accused prison guard, and Danni crosses a line with a client.

S1/EP 5 - The List

Lynn helps her friend's daughter in a mental hospital, and Dannie ends an affair.

S1/EP 6 - The Nanny

A couple fight for custody of their granddaughter, and an actor sues after a newspaper declares him dead.

S1/EP 7 - Games

Lynn fights for an immigrant, and soccer parents argue for a game to be replayed.

S1/EP 8 - The Fourth Trimester

Danni represents a basketball player with an expecting girlfriend, and Lynn holds a deadbeat client accountable for his bill.

S1/EP 9 - Holt vs. Holt

Rex defends an incompetent thief, and Lynn and Michael compete in a case with a wrongfully fired employee.

S1/EP 10 - Four Drops of Blood

Randi represents a fired mascot, and Lynn gets desperate for client.

S1/EP 11 - Decisions

Danni's father is in a hit-and-run, and Lynn helps a young boy dealing with AIDS and parents with differing medical opinions.

S1/EP 12 - Media Relations

Rex defends a boy accused of murder, and a man claims his wife attempted to kill him with a hex.

S1/EP 13 - Human Error

Viveca represents a football player accused of parking in a handicapped space, and Rex's friend fights for custody.

S1/EP 14 - Stealing Home

Lynn helps a mother who kidnapped her daughter to protect her, and a hairdresser is sued for refusing service.

S1/EP 15 - A Mother's Son

A mother sues the parents of her daughter's rapist, and a man goes after his ex-wife's lottery money.

S1/EP 16 - Are You My Father?

A minister is accused of fathering a son, and a transgender man fights for custody.

S1/EP 17 - Metamorphosis

Rex's wife demands more alimony, and Randi's daughter rejects her.

S1/EP 18 - Necessity

Rex defends an elderly woman accused of bringing drugs into the US, and Danni's friend is arrested for kidnapping an abused boy.

S1/EP 19 - Playing God

Danni represents a divorced mother wanting to send her son to a Buddhist school, and Michael makes Lynn an offer in their ongoing divorce settlement.

S1/EP 20 - The Witness

Danni defends the office's cleaning lady, and Randi represents a teen who claims he was framed by police.

S1/EP 21 - Second Chance

A kid's show host fights for puppet ownership, and Randi gets wrapped up in a DUI.

S1/EP 22 - Love and Money

Lynn makes a decisions about her divorce, and Danni represents a woman who wants to stop her husband from giving away their money to the poor.

S1/EP 23 - Possession Is Nine Tenths of the Law

Lynn defends an exorcist priest accused of murder, and Andres is arrested in regards to a green card.

S2/EP 1 - The Choice

Lynn comes against a cut-throat attorney in a custody battle involving a birth mother accused of kidnapping.

S2/EP 2 - One Mistake

A client's secret life shocks Lynn, and a man sues a bartender for ruining his marriage.

S2/EP 3 - Affairs of the State

A dying woman wants to divorce her high-profile husband, and Joe accepts Lynn's offer to become a partner.

S2/EP 4 - Going Home

Rex fights to get his schizophrenic brother released, and Randi and Danni take opposite sides in an ugly custody case.

S2/EP 5 - Telling Lies: Part 1

Danni and Lynn fight for two children facing abuse in different environments.

S2/EP 6 - Telling Lies: Part 2

Danni and Lynn fight for two children facing abuse in different environments.

S2/EP 7 - For Love

Rex's brother is charged with murder, and Randi discovers a secret about Andres.

S2/EP 8 - Family Values

Joe and Lynn defend a hospital that denied a man a kidney, and Danni fights for a couple's right to keep a chimpanzee.

S2/EP 9 - Echoes

Andres' mother attacks a man she believes killed her husband.

S2/EP 10 - Generations

Randi accidently kicks off a custody battle, Danni fights to become a partner, and Lynn is at a crossroads with her daughter.

S2/EP 11 - Intentions

Danni defends a woman accused of murdering her unborn child, and Lynn represents a prostitute who's suing her boyfriend for palimony.

S2/EP 12 - Film at Eleven

Lynn sues a local news station, and Patricia impersonates Viveca at a trial to save the case.

S2/EP 13 - Separation

A mother sues the hospital for separating her Siamese twins, and Lynn is upset when her husband's girlfriend grows close to her children.

S2/EP 14 - The Quality of Mercy

Lynn defends a man against manslaughter charges when he helps his terminally ill wife commit suicide.

S2/EP 15 - Liar's Club: Part 1

Joe defends one-time employee to hide a secret, and Danni falls for a charming but spoiled man suing his parents.

S2/EP 16 - Liar's Club: Part 2

Joe defends one-time employee to hide a secret, and Danni falls for a charming but spoiled man suing his parents.

S2/EP 17 - Soul Custody

A couple with different faiths fight for custody of their children.

S2/EP 18 - Safe at Home

Lynn defends a woman facing manslaughter charges when one son accidently kills the other.

S2/EP 19 - The Gay Divorcee

A gay man fights for custody of his adopted children, and a woman sues her father for abandoning her when she was young.

S2/EP 20 - Bringing Up Babies

A baby is left on the firm's doorstep, and Danni's held to a promise she made to a foster child.

S2/EP 21 - Americans

Lynn helps a woman whose husband kidnapped her children and sought refuge in a Native American reservation.

S2/EP 22 - Recovery

Randi faces devastating news, and Danni learns that one of her partners tried to block her effort to become a foster parent.

S2/EP 23 - Clemency

Lynn appeals the death-row sentence of a teenager days away from execution.

S2/EP 24 - Planting Seeds

Lynn helps a girl stuck on the streets, and a divorced couple fight over access to their frozen embryos.

S3/EP 1 - Irreparable Harm

The firm moves to Venice Beach and hires two new associates.

S3/EP 2 - Moving On

Randi helps an ex-convict with custody, and Danni attempts adoption.

S3/EP 3 - Obligations

Lynn defends a girl accused of spray painting hate speech, and Joe tries to help an abused woman from being deported for fear her husband will attack.

S3/EP 4 - My Brother's Keeper

Naoise helps a boy who took drastic measures to help his neighborhood, and Joe assists an orphan without custody of his siblings.

S3/EP 5 - Against All Odds

Rex attempts to sue his publisher, and Joe risks his life to save a teenager.

S3/EP 6 - Sacrifices

Lynn helps a family torn apart because a case worker declares the parents can't care for 13 children.

S3/EP 7 - All in the Family

A mother is accused of child abuse for spanking her child, and Lynn helps a married friend with a paternity suit after an affair.

S3/EP 8 - Security

Joe argues for a government worker accused of espionage.

S3/EP 9 - No Options

Randi defends a woman whose children died from heat exposure, and Lynn and Rex contemplate their relationship.

S3/EP 10 - Sex, Lies, and the Internet

Randi dates a judge with a past, and Lynn defends her friend from a statutory rape accusation.

S3/EP 11 - Angel's Flight

A man sues after discovering his sons aren't his, and divorcing parents argue over who will get their son on Christmas day.

S3/EP 12 - Blood and Water

Lynn and Naoise assist a priest in his efforts to gain custody of a son he never knew existed, and Rex represents a violent boy.

S3/EP 13 - To Protect and To Servce

Lynn sues the police department when Naoise is injured, and Viveca helps an 85-year-old woman with custody of her grandson.

S3/EP 14 - Arlene's Choice

A woman asks doctor's to induce labor to save her son, but the process could kill her baby.

S3/EP 15 - Children of a Lesser Dad

Lynn represents a man who violated his parole by impregnating his wife, and Viveca decides what to do with her pregnancy.

S3/EP 16 - Celano v. Foster

Vivica quits the firm, and Rex and Lynn represent a young genius who wants to leave home.

S3/EP 17 - Big Brother

Lynn helps parents whose daughter is in a cult, and Joe fights a restraining order that prevents contact with a boy that he mentored.

S3/EP 18 - Once Removed

Lynn reluctantly represents a polygamist with custody, and Randi helps a couple battle an HMO that refuses treatment to their son.

S3/EP 19 - Admissions

Rex helps a friend fight a rape accusation, and an college student sues for discrimination.

S3/EP 20 - Ties That Bind

Randi defends her cousin accused of abusing her elderly mother, and Joe aids a 16-year-old father's fight for custody.

S3/EP 21 - Alienation of Affection

Lynn and Rex try to have their marriage annulled, and Randi searches for a dying client's lost love.