About Us

  PROFILE : Director 



Prashanta Richen obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of the Witwatersrand.

She spent her formative employment years gaining a wealth of experience and expertise in various fields of law specialising in: Road Accident Fund; Criminal Law; Delictual Law; Matrimonial Law and Consumer Law.

She developed particular expertise in the establishment of legal departments; contract management; legal process management; legal contact centre compliance; human resources compliance; skills development and litigation.

Prashanta’s primary practice areas are:



  • Advising clients on the different marital regimes;
  • Drafting antenuptial agreements; 


  • Instituting and defending divorce actions;
  • Negotiating settlements between the Plaintiff and Defendant;
  • Preparing bundles of documents for consideration by the Family Advocate; 
  • Appearing in the Regional Court to move divorce action;

Contact, Care, Guardianship

  • Drafting applications for access to the minor child;
  • Mediating between parties to resolve any disputes pertaining to the child or children;
  • Drafting applications for sole guardianship where one parent has abandoned the minor child;
  • Attending court to argue applications;


  • Preparing documentation on behalf of client for the maintenance court;
  • Appearing in the Family Court to defend maintenance applications brought against clients;
  • Mediating between parties in maintenance applications;

Domestic Violence

  • Instituting and defending proceedings in the domestic violence court;

Estate Planning 

  • Drafting a Last Will and Testament;
  • Drafting a Living Will;


  • Instituting claims against the Minister of Safety and Security for wrong arrest and imprisonment;
  • Instituting claims on behalf of clients for damages where the quantum exceeds R250 000.00;
  • Breach of contract claims- enforcing agreements and/or cancelling agreements and claiming damages as a result thereof;
  • High level debt recovery- where amounts claimed are in excess of R500 000;


  • Investigating adverse listings on consumer credit profiles;
  • Disputing adverse listings on behalf of consumers with the prominent credit bureaus, by confirming that credit providers have complied with the National Credit Act 34 of 2005;
  • Rescission of judgments and removal of same from consumers credit profiles;
  • Rescission of administration orders;
  • Assisting consumers with lodging complaints with the Credit Ombudsman and the National Credit Regulator;

Contact Prashanta directly:Prashanta.Richen@richen-attorneys.co.za