Rika Odendal


Rika Odendal is an esteemed Associate within the Family Law/Litigation Department at our firm.

Having commenced her career with the predecessor of BDP Inc. in 2004 as an Assistant, Rika’s expertise flourished as she actively contributed to the Corporate and Commercial Department until 2010. It was during this time that she transitioned to George de Beer’s Family Law Practice, assuming the role of Senior Assistant, and igniting her profound passion for family-related matters.

Her academic journey began at the University of South Africa in 2017, where she embarked on her LLB Degree and Clerkship simultaneously, solidifying her dedication to legal excellence. In November 2021, she proudly obtained her LLB degree from the University of South Africa.

Rika’s commitment to the legal profession culminated in her admission as a Legal Practitioner and enrolment as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in September 2022.

With a focused interest in Family Law, particularly in safeguarding children’s rights and parental rights, Rika has honed her expertise in these areas. Under the mentorship of George de Beer, she has amassed invaluable experience in family-related issues, domestic relations, insolvency law, general litigation, and the meticulous drafting and negotiation of various contracts and legal documents over the past decade.

In April 2024, she participated in and completed the Family and Divorce Mediation training through FAMAC, the FAMILY MEDIATORS ASSOCIATION OF THE CAPE. 

Rika Odendal’s journey from Assistant to esteemed Associate within the Family Law/Litigation Department at our firm exemplifies not just professional growth, but a steadfast dedication to legal excellence and the protection of familial rights.

Areas of experties

  • Advice on Matrimonial Systems
  • Co-habitation agreements, domestic relations, same sex relationships
  • Divorce Law and Family Law
  • Parenting Plans, Custody (care and contact) of children
  • Parental Responsibilities and Rights
  • Parental Alienation
  • Matrimonial property law: Proprietary
  • Rule 43 Applications and Urgent
  • Domestic Abuse, Harassment, Interdicts
  • Monetary Relief Applications
  • Parental Responsibilities and Rights
  • Insolvency Law
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Monetary Relief Applications
  • Matrimonial property law: Proprietary
  • Domestic Abuse, Harassment, Interdicts
  • Maintenance (Child and Spousal)



University of South Africa


Admitted Attorneys of the High Court of South Africa


Legal Practice Council of South Africa

Meet The Team

George de Beer leads a seasoned team with collective experience of over 50 years in family law. Their extensive expertise includes an indepth understanding of the complexities involved in navigating family legal matters. Committed to excellence, the team has a diverse skill set honed over decades, successfully guiding clients through divorce, child custody, spousal support, and other family-related issues. Founded on trust, professionalism, and insights into family dynamics, George and his team stand as pillars of expertise in family law, providing invaluable assistance to individuals and families seeking resolution and stability amid legal challenges.