Sarah Jessica Parker returns to HBO in the new comedy series, Divorce. Parker stars as Frances, a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought.
Frances and Robert--a middle-aged couple in the suburbs of New York City--try to figure out if their marriage is worth saving after a shocking event at their friend Diane's 50th birthday party makes them take a hard look at their own lives.
Frances rushes to intercept Robert before he tells the kids that she’s divorcing him. Everyone gathers at the hospital to support Diane as she waits for news on Nick’s condition. In the midst of the chaos, Frances considers finally signing a lease to open her long-planned art gallery.
Robert and Frances attend couples therapy in an effort to see if their marriage is salvageable. Frances gets advice from Dallas, while Robert vents at work. At home, tensions mount as Frances and Robert try to maintain a facade of normalcy for the children. Frances arrives at an epiphany.
In hopes of keeping their split amicable, Frances and Robert meet with a mediator. Frances confides in a co-worker, and Robert gets surprising financial news.
Frances discovers that Robert has hired a lawyer, and responds in kind. Frances looks to connect with an influential artist. Robert pitches Nick a can't-miss investment opportunity.
Frances and Robert try to set their differences aside and make their annual Christmas trip to her parents' house with the kids.
Frances discovers that Robert has misled her about their financial situation. Robert tries to re-enter the "dating" pool.
Frances pursues a new job, and is troubled that Robert suddenly seems so happy, despite the divorce.
Frances takes issue with a lawyer’s insinuations of negligence; Dallas makes a connection at Diane and Nick’s latest party.
After finally signing divorce papers, a financially strapped Robert looks for work and a new living situation, while Frances battles insomnia and her newly complex relationship with her children. Diane and Nick’s new communication technique leads him to make an unexpected decision. Dallas continues her secret fling with Robert’s lawyer, Tony Silvercreek.