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Re:Am I daft and about to be stung.....gulp!
Under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 the courts have to consider the needs of "any children of the family" under 18, including step-children. The fact your step-son isn't a child of the marriage makes little difference, he still has to be housed, so the capital division is likely to in your wife's favour to accommodate him.
The courts also have powers to order maintenance for children of the family who are not children of the relationship, but the nature and extent of involvement with the child is a consideration so as in your case the natural father pays child maintenance you most probably won't have to.
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