International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Issues of Family Law in Spanish-Moroccan Relationships

In recent years, multiculturality, immigration, and the phenomenon of globalization have provoked an increase in private international relationships in general and family relationships in particular. In Spain, due to a growing presence of Moroccan nationals, the Spanish system of Private International Law has been forced to respond to situations which arise due to immigration. This has meant implementing foreign law to said family relationships and, specifically, analysing the Moroccan Family Code to discover the legal framework which must be implemented to a marriage in the case of marital crisis. “Social integration” must be given precedence in such solutions, in cases regarding the annulment of the marriage (divorce), as stipulated in the Family Code and for recognition in the forum (Spain) of Moroccan legal decisions on matrimonial cases. Along these lines, Public Policy must allow for the implementation of the Family Code and the recognition of Moroccan legal decisions.

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