The coronavirus could lead to married couples who were contemplating divorce to putting off proceedings, according to a new survey.
A YouGov poll of more than 1,000 adults across the UK were asked whether the virus outbreak would influence their decision to divorce their partner.
28 per cent said they would be less likely to pursue divorce due to the coronavirus.
Six percentage said that the pandemic would make them feel more inclined to go through divorce proceedings. The rest said it would either not be a factor in their decision or they did not know if it would be.
The survey further found that 8 per cent of women said they would be more likely to start divorce proceedings, in comparison to 3 per cent of the men.
More than a third of the respondents who were from the East Midlands said they would be less likely to seek divorce during the pandemic. Just over a fifth of participants from the West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber reiterated that.