Randi is helping a woman who's a former drug addict who gave up her child while she was incarcerated get her child back. But the state maintains she relinquished her rights. But she claims she doesn't remember doing that. Apparently she was still under the effects of the drugs. And Danni is close to getting custody of Raphael.
Joe tries to help four siblings whose mother just died from being separated because they don't have a guardian. He tries to get the eldest emancipated so he can be the guardian but it's difficult without a parent. That's when he reveals that their father is alive and is a bum. So they go see him and try to get him to help them but he's not exactly of sound mind. Naoise represents a boy who used his slingshot on a drug dealer.. Randi asks Lynn a favor.
A man upon learning that the two children he had been raising are not his, decides to get back at his wife and he's advised to sue her. A divorced couple who are bickering over who gets to spend Christmas with their son brings in a mediator. And a guy who wants to be a department store elf is rejected because of his height.
When the father of a boy whom Joe has been a Big brother to, returns and feels that he can't have a relationship with son while Joe is in the picture asks the court to keep Joe away from his son. And a couple who upon learning that their young daughter is about to get married to someone she doesn't know and it was arranged by some religious leader. When they're unable to change her mind Rex makes an unusual proposal to Lynn to help the girl.
A man's ex-wife wants to see their child, but he refuses to let her because she had a substance abuse problem. However he thinks he may have no grounds for refusal as he lives with several other women whom he has children with. A couple, whose child is sick and they can't afford the medical bills, asks Ronnie to help them find a way.
Randi represents her cousin who is accused of abusing her mother who has Alzheimer's. And she learns that she might not be as innocent as she claims. Joe tries to help a teen age boy who has a baby from having to give his baby up, because he is having problems. They decide to ask the baby's mother to help but her parents don't want to. So they come up with a plan to get them to. And Lynn's daughter is suspended for speaking out against school providing day care for students with children. And Lynn doesn't agree with her daughter.