- Associated Press - Thursday, June 26, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Assembly has passed a bill to overhaul the state’s alimony laws, which have long been targeted for major changes.

The bill passed Thursday 77-0 with one abstention and calls for ending alimony when the payer reaches retirement age or loses a job.

Alimony would also halt if the person receiving the payments started cohabitating with someone else.

Under current law, alimony generally continues until the person receiving it is remarried.

Lawmakers and the state bar association have been discussing changes to the alimony system for years. The bill passed Thursday combined elements from three proposed laws.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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