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Examples of Usufruct
In the same way a father was obliged to keep untouched for the children whatever had been left them by the mother on her decease; and he must also leave them that part, at least, of his own property prescribed by the Falcidian Law.
There is no point on which Roman law laid more stress than that the children, both male and female, were to be constantly protected and must receive their legal share of their father's or mother's goods.
The same penalties held for the wife who presumed to dismiss her husband without the offences legally recognised existing.
Justinian added also that a man who dismissed his wife without any of the legal causes mentioned above existing or who was himself guilty of any of these offences must give to his wife one fourth of his property up to a sum not to exceed one hundred _librae_ of gold, if he owned property worth four hundred _librae_ or more; if he had less, one fourth of all he possessed was forfeit.
When a son or daughter married, their father must at once give them their share of their mother's goods, although he could still receive the income of one third of the portion.
If son or daughter did not marry, they received one half their share on becoming twenty years of age; their father might claim the interest of the other half while he lived; but at his death he must leave it to them.