Gifts considered marital or separate property?

Are gifts to minor or adult children considered marital or separate property in regards to ED? What about gifts to the spouse?

In NC anything given as a gift is not considered maritial propery. I know this because a friend of mine was willed a house while he was married. The will never specified a wife therefor was considered a gift to just him. His wife tried to get him to sell the house and give her half. The court ordered that it was a gift and not marital property.

Separate property includes:

Property owned before marriage,
Inherited property and
Gifts from someone other than the spouse.