Divorce of B&B and ED

In the case of divorce of bed and board is property still divided equally? Adultery and violence/abuse are present. I feel like the instigating spouse should “pay” for those actions. How does that work?

Fault is not relevant in an equitable distribution proceeding, except to the extent that marital misconduct has had an economic impact on the marital estate.

Our article on Divorce from Bed and Board will shed light on the entire DBB process.