The Family Law unfolds in the dysfunctional world of one Chinese-Australian family - as seen through the eyes of 14 year-old Benjamin Law. As Benjamin dreams of soap opera stardom, his parents contemplate separation. Over the course of one long, hot Queensland summer, the self-absorbed clarinet-playing teenager increasingly finds himself embroiled in other people's dramas.
Everyone's favourite almost-functional Asian Australian family, the Laws, are back for a second season. After a summer to remember, Jenny Law and Danny Law have amicably parted ways, and a wiser, more mature Benjamin now understands that sometimes, parents just work better apart. After Jenny sees how well Danny is doing post-divorce, she over-invests in Benjamin’s campaign to become middle school captain but overshoots the mark, triggering a rupture in their relationship and unearthing uncomfortable truths about her place in the world.Watch Now:Amazon
After Candy and Wayne ask Benjamin to be their 'man of honour', he tasks himself with the job of delivering a perfect wedding. An unexpected gift from Wayne's parents, a property in Mt Isa, sets off a showdown between Candy and Jenny that could jeopardise everything. Wedding included.Watch Now:Amazon
Aunty Maisy and Daisy crash Jenny's kitchen with a problem: Aunty Maisy's son has come out as gay and it's the end of her world. After Benjamin overhears her part of their exchange, he convinces himself that Jenny is homophobic. Resentful, he throws himself into the task of winning the upcoming talent quest while blocking Jenny out, deciding now is not the time to come out and that it mightn't ever be.Watch Now:Amazon
Benjamin seeks revenge on Andrew by giving Jenny the wrong idea about what to do for his 18th birthday party but no one foresees the impact that an innocent novelty erotic cake will have on the family forever.
Benjamin tries to cheer his mother by inviting her best – and possibly only – friend from Malaysia, Aunty Rose. But when Rose reveals her true colours Benjamin has to summon his siblings to save Jenny.Watch Now:Amazon
When Jenny rear-ends the car of a fellow parent at the school drop-off, she expect there'll be hell to pay. Instead Jenny is pleasantly surprised to discover the driver is handsome, confident, manly, and would like her number - not for insurance purposes. Later at school, Benjamin has a huffy encounter with Simmo who now has his sights set on making Benjamin's school life a living misery.
With the middle school dance around the corner, Benjamin is pumped. He and Melissa have been workshopping matching outfits for years and finally have the chance to bring their vision to life. Except for one hitch: Melissa’s already got a date. Things aren’t going great for Jenny either. After seeing Pete out at the shops, seemingly already happy with another woman, Jenny decides to put her body out on the market and take up internet dating.Watch Now:Amazon
Benjamin battles with his feelings towards Klaus after a drama exercise with his handsome nemesis leaves him all tense in all the wrong places. Meanwhile, Jenny battles with her own feelings after Pete calls her out of the blue to ask her out to dinner.
After Danny is hospitalised - buckling under the overwhelming pressures of running a business by himself, providing for his family and starting a new relationship; Jenny and Benjamin make discoveries that ensure the family Law will never be the same again.Watch Now:Amazon
Benjamin tries to mend his parent’s broken marriage by encouraging Danny to be more engaged with the family through his end-of-year talent show, but with disastrous results.
After Benjamin discovers Danny in the arms of a new woman, he goes out of his way to help an oblivious Jenny find a new man, which compromises his own ability to perform at rehearsals for the school play.Watch Now:Amazon
After the family car breaks down, Jenny is forced to confront her lack of financial independence, and Benjamin and Melissa come to blows about his commitment to the school play.Watch Now:Amazon
Benjamin struggles with a crippling addiction to spying on Klaus pumping iron across the road, and is riddled with anxiety over what it means. So when Candy and Wayne announce over lunch that they’re taking everyone camping, Benjamin - to everyone’s horror - is a bundle of enthusiasm, seeing this as an opportunity to escape temptation. Jenny isn’t so keen, but after Pete unceremoniously dumps her in the school carpark, she can’t wait to leave town either.
Benjamin takes the initiative and forces the family into group therapy, resulting in a weekend trip to the zoo with Danny that gets out of control.Watch Now:Amazon
During a particularly harrowing sex ed module, Melissa and Benjamin excitedly scheme to get into a Year 12 party where there'll be booze and - more importantly for Melissa - boys. Despite his reservations, Benjamin tries to sweet-talk Jenny and Danny into letting him go, but encounters a Jenny-shaped roadblock in his way, insisting Benjamin is still too young for Aussie teen parties where drinking and fingering is abundant.Watch Now:Amazon
The family is shocked to meet Candy’s secret boyfriend Wayne, and Benjamin puts it on himself to pull off the perfect Christmas lunch for the family, until the turkey dinner offers up more than any of them planned.
As Jenny delves into the world of self-help, Benjamin auditions for the lead in the school production of Medea. Jenny, not being taken seriously by anyone, comes to blows with Danny over the realities of co-parenting.Watch Now:Amazon