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REVERSE and REMAND.

OPINION

An abstract of judgment must show, among other things, “the amount for which the judgment was rendered and the balance due . . . .” Tex. Prop. Code Ann. � 52.003(a)(6) (Vernon 1995) (emphasis added). In this appeal we must determine whether that requirement refers to the balance due on the date the abstract was issued or the balance due on the date the abstract was filed. We hold that an otherwise properly issued, recorded, and indexed abstract of judgment that correctly reflects the balance due when it was issued creates a judgment lien under Texas law, even if the abstract does not reflect credits toward the satisfaction of the judgment arising after the abstract was issued and before it was filed. Therefore, we reverse the summary judgment entered by the trial court and remand the case for further proceedings.

 
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