Question: How many wives can you have in Morocco?

Traditionally, it was enough for the husband to disavow the wife. Muslim men will still be able to marry up to four wives, but for the first time polygamous marriages will also need a judges authorization, in addition to the consent of the mans current wives.

Can you have more than one wife in Morocco?

In Morocco, polygamist marriages are almost non-existent because of strict legal restrictions: a woman has to sign consent, and in case of divorce, assets have to be divided among the wives. The legal restrictions on polygamy have driven men and women to have extra-marital intercourse,” believes El Bouraini.

What countries allow more than one wife?

Countries that recognize polygamous marriagesAlgeria.Cameroon.Chad.Central African Republic.Republic of the Congo.Djibouti.Egypt.Gabon: Both men and women can join in polygamous marriage with the other gender under Gabonese law. In practice, the right to multiple spouses is reserved for men only.More items

What are the marriage laws in Morocco?

Moroccan marriages require the consent and presence of both parties; however, it is possible for an individual to be married in absentia person if a stand in is authorized by the Family Affairs judge. Gender does not affect an individuals capacity to enter into marriage in Morocco.

Do Moroccans have arranged marriages?

Arranged marriages are common in Morocco (Manchester Guardian Weekly 22 Mar. 2000). One survey showed that 22 per cent of women in Morocco are married without their consent while 7.9 per cent of women are married by force ((Famafrique 23 June 2000).

Is Moroccan a Berber?

Moroccans are primarily of Arab and Berber (Amazigh) origin, as in other neighbouring countries in Maghreb region. Today, Moroccans are considered a mix of Arab, Berber, and mixed Arab-Berbers or Arabized Berbers, alongside other minority ethnic backgrounds from across the region.

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