If you plan on leaving assets to minors, you can leave it to the courts to decide on the best person to handle the funds or you can decide for yourself through a comprehensive estate plan, according to the Times Herald-Record in "Proper legal planning for minor beneficiaries."
The best option may be to create a trust and to fund the trust with the assets that you would like to leave for the minors. You can appoint a trustee of your own choosing to administer the assets for the benefit of the minors. You also can leave instructions about how and when the assets are to be distributed, which does not have to be the moment they reach the age of majority.
Additional challenges may arise when you want to leave non-probate assets, such as life insurance, to your minor children. If you do not prepare properly, those assets could wind up under the control of a Court supervised custodian account.
An experienced estate planning attorney can advise you on creating an estate plan that fits your unique circumstances, which may include leaving assets to minor children.
Reference: Times Herald-Record (Feb. 1, 2018) "Proper legal planning for minor beneficiaries."