What happens when a company owes you money but does not have enough assets to pay you? How can you enforce collection of the debt when the company is insolvent? For example, a buyer sends money to a company and receives damaged goods in return, or the buyer receives nothing at all. Or, a creditor might have loaned money to a company that is in default on repayment. If the debtor company has no assets in the company name, such as real estate or bank accounts, or if the company is out of business, suing the company and getting a judgment against them wont result in repayment of the debt. Maybe the owners of those companies, though, do have enough assets to repay the debt.