Judge slams woman for marginalizing kids' dad

Marco Di Lauro poses for a photo in Toronto, Ont. on Wednesday August 6, 2014. He got a favourable...

Marco Di Lauro poses for a photo in Toronto, Ont. on Wednesday August 6, 2014. He got a favourable judgement against his ex-wife - after she tried limit access to his daughters. Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency

Michele Mandel, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:17 PM ET

TORONTO - Marco spent months arranging his oldest daughter’s First Communion weekend in June and notified his ex about all the arrangements: Manicures for the girls the day before, the church service and a party the next day.

But when he went to school to pick up his daughters, 10 and 7, their mother refused to let them leave. And then a short time later, just 24 hours before the ceremony was to begin, he got the e-mail from his ex-wife: She was unilaterally cancelling his access that weekend.

The communion and the celebration would have to be cancelled.

“It was devastating for me and the whole family. That weekend was very, very tough for us,” recalls the dad, whose full name is being withheld to protect his young daughters.


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