1840. Except as otherwise provided in this article, a conservator
for an absentee (Section 1403) shall be appointed as provided in
Article 3 (commencing with Section 1820).
1841. In addition to the other required contents of the petition,
if the proposed conservatee is an absentee:
(a) The petition, and any notice required by Section 1822 or any
other law, shall set forth the last known military rank or grade and
the social security account number of the proposed conservatee.
(b) The petition shall state whether the absentee's spouse has
commenced any action or proceeding against the absentee for judicial
or legal separation, dissolution of marriage, annulment, or
adjudication of nullity of their marriage.
1842. In addition to the persons and entities to whom notice of
hearing is required under Section 1822, if the proposed conservatee
is an absentee, a copy of the petition and notice of the time and
place of the hearing shall be mailed at least 15 days before the
hearing to the secretary concerned or to the head of the United
States department or agency concerned, as the case may be. In such
case, notice shall also be published pursuant to Section 6061 of the
Government Code in a newspaper of general circulation in the county
in which the hearing will be held.
1843. No citation is required under Section 1823 to the proposed
conservatee if the proposed conservatee is an absentee.
1844. (a) An official written report or record complying with
Section 1283 of the Evidence Code that a proposed conservatee is an
absentee shall be received as evidence of that fact and the court
shall not determine the status of the proposed conservatee
inconsistent with the status determined as shown by the written
report or record.
(b) The inability of the proposed conservatee to attend the
hearing is established by the official written report or record
referred to in subdivision (a).