Red Hot Chili Peppers Ex-Guitarist Has To Give It Away, Give it Away But Not What Estranged Wife Wanted

10/19/2015 12:37 PM PDT

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante will have to pay his estranged wife Nicole more money, but it's a light year away from what she wanted.

John will have to fork over $53k a month. He was only paying her $20k so it sounds like he lost, but that's not the case for several reasons:

-- John was paying Nicole $20k, TAX FREE, meaning he had to pay Uncle Sam, which is almost another $20k. Now she gets $53k a month, but she has to foot the tax bill.

-- Nicole was asking for $75k a month, TAX FREE, which is in the vicinity of $150k a month. She only got a third of that.

John also has to pay $71k for her legal expenses.

As we previously reported, Nicole argued the original $20k a month didn't cut it, especially since John's got about $14 mil in his bank account.