Season 4, Episode 13 The Best Interests of the Child
First Aired: January 21, 2003
Amy's lawyer (Caroline McWilliams) advises her that retaining custody of Lauren might depend on putting the child on the stand to testify---an idea Amy is adamantly against. Meanwhile, Maxine continues to rationalize that it's in Eric's best interest for her to keeping her distance from him before he stands trial for murder. Also, Kyle is faced with the grim task of speaking to the mother of a severely handicapped 4-year-old boy about signing a do-not-resuscitate order. Lily: Kristin Lehman. Michael: Richard Burgi.
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- Premiered: September 19, 1999
- Rating: TV-PG
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- Premise: A newly divorced lawyer-turned-judge returns home to live with her opinionated mom in an appealing, at times moving, series that finds her juggling the pressures of a demanding new career and single parenthood. Based on the experiences of star Amy Brennema… (more)