Morocco Divorce & Family Law

Morocco operates a personal status law known as the “Mudawna”.  This is essentially the family code of Morocco.  It is based on Sharia jurisprudence.  It includes that Moroccans living abroad can draw up a marriage contract in the presence of two Muslim witnesses, and it can be registered with a Moroccan Consulate or judicial authorities.  This is very important for Moroccan Nationals who are living abroad who wish to have their issues regulated with the knowledge that this will be respected by Moroccan law.

Both men and women can start divorce proceedings in Morocco, although reconciliation and mediation are encouraged before this takes place.  Divorce proceedings take place in the secular court, rather than before religious officials.  The parties can always get divorced via mutual consent.

In respect of children matters, priority in respect of residence usually goes to the mother, but this is a matter of custom rather than black letter law.

We are specialist international divorce lawyers and family solicitors and we advise clients who are either UK-based but originate from Morocco, or are living outside of the UK but have a connection with England or Wales.

Enquire Now

Got a question about Morocco? ask us now...

Kindly complete the form below to send an enquiry.
Your message will be sent to one of our solicitors.
Everything you send in this form is secured and encrypted the moment you submit it.
Discretion is guaranteed.


  • 1. Personal Information:

  • You do not need to provide a telephone number, however, it is helpful for us should our email response not be successfully delivered to you
  • 2. More Information

    Is there anything else you would like to tell us at this stage?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

What our clients are saying:

‘KL’, France

We, my sister and I, appreciate very much your and Henry’s highly professional advice and assistance in dealing with our case. 


Google Reviews

Brookman Solicitors

42 Reviews

Chris Mullins 10/12/2018

Henry Brookman and team have been fantastic from initial point of contact. They were able to schedule me a 'free telephone consult' at short notice in order to fit with my travel plans. I have now received sound written legal advice from both UK and Overseas perspective which has given me great reassurance and peace of mind. I am now understanding of the legal journey I am to face and have confidence that his team will be able to support me!

Syeda Rizvi 09/11/2018

I can’t recommend Brookman solicitors enough. I met with Mr Aziz Malik from Brookman solicitors for a case that had an international dimension to it, and found him extremely competent, professional, reassuring and empathetic. Knowing that my case was time sensitive, Mr Aziz was quick to initiate the legal process, kept me updated on the case progress, responded very promptly to all my correspondence, gave very sincere legal advice and addressed all my concerns in a very patient and responsible fashion. He was very involved in the case, and I knew from the get go that my case was in safe hands. Throughout the process, the law firm also kept me posted on the costs of the services I was getting, hence making the process very convenient and transparent for me. The barrister they appointed to represent me at the hearing(s) was equally competent, knowledgeable and articulate. Thanks to Brookman solicitors, the outcome of my case was exactly what I had wished for, and I am beyond delighted. I am extremely grateful to them for their services. Please keep up the good work!

Nir Ozer 07/11/2018

Henry Brookman was very honest and helpful with the professional quick legal service. It's wonderful to know you get a proper advice when needed. I definitely recommend this law firm.

Chris Saunders 26/10/2018

I engaged Brookman Solicitor's on a particularly complex topic related to international divorce. Henry and his team provided excellent support and his expertise was a critical factor in a successful outcome. I would not hesitate in working with this firm again, or recommending them to others.

Petra LP 25/10/2018

Replied to my query very quickly and was very helpful and understanding.