Matthew Lawson

Matthew, 47, is the first-born Lawson sibling. Conservative, jovial, always up for more responsibility, he enjoys his status as a cardio-thoracic surgeon and being the “doctor in the family.” Married to the well-meaning Nicole, 40, with whom he’s navigated the throes of marriage, infertility, and parenthood – adopting their daughter Abigail, now 7. Matthew and Nicole are Natalie’s logical choice for who will take her children should cancer defeat her, a decision put in jeopardy by their marital unrest. Always the good son, Matthew inherited some of his mother's judgmental qualities, and is on a constant mission to “fix” the problems in the lives of his family, occasionally steamrolling over people’s pain in the process.