"Family Law" centers around Abigail Bianchi, a high-paid personal injury lawyer who's good at blaming others -- particularly when it comes to her own problems. After Abby's husband kicks her out of the family home because of her drinking, she goes on a bender, shows up drunk in court. The law society's punishment is swift. She's suspended, fined, and can only practice law again if she finds a senior lawyer who is willing to take her on and mentor her for a one year probationary period. Only one man is willing to take that risk: Harry Svensson, who runs the top family law practice in the city. He also happens to be Abby's estranged father, who left Abby and her complicated mother for his secretary when Abby was seven. Thus begins the odd dynamic at Abigail's new workplace. Abby has to try to put her shambles of a life back on track, all while working under the thumb of the man she's spent a lifetime resenting.