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Sorry you are dealing with this situation. Unfortunately, nothing in Massachusetts law prevents a parent from disinheriting a child. A parent is free to do so if they expressly provide for the disinheritance in their will or by trust agreement. A verbal statement is not enough but specific mention in a will is.
However, if a person dies without a will, the estate would be distributed by state statute in which case it would not matter what the decedent verbally stated and all children would be entitled to a share of the estate.
Assuming a will is created with specific language disinheriting you, in order to take a portion of the estate you would have to prove that the will was not a product of your father's own free making and was under duress to cut you out of the estate.
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