Foreign Guardian Law and Legal Definition

Foreign guardian is a guardian appointed by a court in a state other than the one in which the ward is domiciled. A foreign guardian is also a person who cares for the ward’s property that is located in the state of appointment. A foreign guardian is also authorized to sue a domestic guardian on the guardian's bond for money belonging to the wards, where the domestic guardian refused to pay a judgment therefor.

In Devine v. American Posting Service, 174 Ill. App. 403 (Ill. App. Ct. 1912), it was held that, as a matter of strict legal right of a foreign guardian, s/he is not entitled to the custody and control of the ward. A foreign guardian also cannot sue, nor as a general rule can be sued, out of the jurisdiction in which s/he was appointed.