This weekend, Michelle Slatella’s article in Barron’s, “Goodbye Family Fortune” caught my attention. As I’ve said before, I’m not a big fan of how-dysfunctional-families-lose-their money articles. They’re titillating as only dirty laundry about the rich can be. But I’m struck with how rarely the families we work with at Independent Means show up in such pieces. We’re just not very helpful to families who persist in spending more money on litigation than education.