Where does marital lifestyle come into Smith/Ostler and how is it determined? I have a percentage range based upon the dissomaster/income. We agreed upon a percentage of future bonuses/income earned BUT, the accountant has further complicated matters by taking the average income from the last four years and it came up as "x" and he is saying that it is possible that there will be a NOT to exceed "X" dollars awarded and then the percentage applied. So, if spouse pays "X" in spousal support every year and then earns a bonus that would exceed the average amount over that four year period, could there be a cap put on the amount paid to the spouse regardless of how much was earned?