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Hello thank you for your query. Did you legally adopt your step son?
Unless you have any parental responsibility for the child then you will not have financial responsibility for the child. The child's biological father will have the responsibility as he will (possibly) have parental rights. I hope this information helps you.
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*parental responsibility is obtained by being the child's biological father and being either married or on the birth certificate.
As a step parent the only way you would obtain parental responsibility would be if you legally adopted the child. The amount of time you were with the child's mother is irrelevant. Ultimately the child is not yours and you did not adopt so you have no financial responsibility.
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