From elsewhere on this site:
“The definition of separate property is found in section 50-20(b)(2) of the North Carolina General Statutes – all real and personal property acquired before marriage, or property acquired during the marriage by bequest, devise, descent or gift. Professional and business licenses which would terminate on transfer are expressly defined to be separate property, as is any increase in value to separate property and income derived from such property. …”
My reading of that says that the money/property left to her by her fathers death is not marital and will not be concidered during ED.