In a domestic violence situation, which vary between spouses, significant others and family members, often a joint consultation is recommended. It is important to ascertain what the dynamics of the relationship are which underlie the cause of the domestic violence. Frequently, professional medical consultations are indicated which assist in the resolution of these claims. Obtaining appropriate medical documentation, such as evaluative reports, go a long way in persuading the prosecutor of the medical/psychiatric issues involved in the incident. This approval often lays the groundwork for obtaining a conditional discharge over a period of time which culminates in ultimate disposal or dismissal of all charges.