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You have no legal obligations whatsoever toward your ex-wife's son from another relationship unless (a) you formally adopted him at some point (and it doesn't sound like you did) or (b) you agreed to support him as part of a divorce settlement. The default position in North Carolina is that child support will continue until a child graduates high school if they haven't graduated by age 18, so that would apply - but only if you voluntarily took on the legal obligation to support him at some point. Marrying her does NOT obligate you to pay for children she had before you got married. She should be talking to the biological father about paying those expenses. You don't have to pay anything.
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If the order is phrased in any sort of "children of the marriage" or "children of the couple," then you can argue that it doesn't apply to your stepson. In fact, unless there is ANY language that suggests he's covered by the order, he's not. Because you never adopted him.
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