Polygamy in Morocco is legal, but very uncommon due to restrictions that were introduced by the government in 2004 that mandated financial qualifications a husband must meet in order to marry a second wife. In addition, a husband must have written permission from his current wife before marrying a second wife. Breaking these rules and marrying without permission from one's current wife can and has resulted in arrests.
^ abcGeneva, Erin (May 17, 2014). "Morocco: Polygamous Man Arrested on night of His Second Wedding". Morocco World News. Retrieved November 25, 2016. Legally, no man may take a second wife without the permission of the first wife, as well as making a case to a judge that he is financially able to support both wives, and their children equally, and that his circumstances are exceptional.