Family Law of Morocco (Moudawana) (document, English)

Morocco Family Code (Moudawan) 2004 English.pdf

Family Law of Morocco (Moudawana) (document, English)

Resource Type
Family Law
English (US)



The Moroccan Family Code (Moudawana) of February 5, 2004

with amendments through 2004



General Provisions

Book 1: Of Marriage

  • Title 1: Of Engagement and Marriage
  • Title 2: Of Capacity and Tutelage in Marriage
  • Title 3: Of Marriage Impediments
  • Title 4: Of Violational Conditions in the Marriage Contract and their Effects
  • Title 5: Of Marriage Categories and Provisions
  • Title 6: Of the Formalities and Administrative Measures to Legalize a Marriage Contract

Book 2: Of the Dissolution of the Bonds of Matrimony and its Effects

  • Title 1: General Provisions
  • Title 2: Of Death and Anullment
  • Title 3: Of Repudiation
  • Title 4: Of Divorce
  • Title 5: Of Divorce by Mutual Consent or Divorce in Exchange for Compensation
  • Title 6: Of Divorce and Repudiation Categories
  • Title 7: Of the Effects of the Dissolution of the Marriage Contract
  • Title 8: Of Divorce Certification Procedures and Content

Book 3: Of Birth and its Effects

  • Title 1: Of Filiation and Paternity
  • Title 2: Of Custody
  • Title 3: Of Financial Maintenance

Book 4: Of Legal Capacity and Representation

  • Title 1: Of Legal Capacity, Causes of Guardianship due to Legal Incapacity (Al Hajr), and Acts of Disposal
  • Title 2: Of Legal Representation

Book 5: Of Wills [not translated]

Book 6: Of Inheritance [not translated]

Book 7: Of Interim and Final Provisions


Source: © Translation copyright 2005 by Global Rights. This translation is placed in the public domain and put at the disposal of all interested persons to consult or use. Reproduction is authorized for non-commercial purposes and on the condition that credit is given to Global Rights. This document was prepared for distribution by Human Rights Education Associates (HREA). (Document source)