... STANDARD OF REVIEW. Most appealable issues in a family law case, including the issues in
this case, are evaluated under an abuse-of-discretion standard. ... I have practiced in the community,
in this community for approximately 15 years in the area of family law. ...
... We review a trial court's interpretation of the law de novo. State v. Shumake, 199 SW3d 279, 284
(Tex.2006). A trial court has no discretion in determining what the law is or properly applying
the law. In re Tex. Dep't of Family & Protective Servs., 210 SW3d 609, 612 (Tex.2006). ...
... 263.405(i); see Pool v. Texas Dep't of Family & Protective ... that, if a trial court determines that an
appeal is frivolous, the court has necessarily determined that each of the issues identified in the
statement of points is frivolous; that is, that they lack a substantial basis in law or fact ...
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